Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 27, 2013

The Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is currently hosting one of the Smithsonian's traveling exhibits.  Called Key Ingredients with a subtitle of "America by Food," the exhibit explains its purpose as "See how kitchen gadgets, technological advances and community demographics have changed with our food preferences." 

In addition to showcasing regional food (Maine lobsters, Georgia peaches, Idaho potatoes, anyone?), the exhibit highlights the progression of cooking techniques from open fires and wood-burning stoves to modern ovens.

I found it fun to see the pictures of these once-modern appliances with the Gardens' distinctly modern microwave in the background.  I could certainly live without a coffee percolator, but a microwave is a must-have in my kitchen.

What kitchen appliance has made your life the easiest?

1 comment:

  1. Without a doubt, the microwave has made my life the easiest. (My coffee maker comes in a close second.) In the summer I never use the oven and rarely use the stove top, so I couldn't survive without my microwave. It heats food and drink without heating the house, and it's just so darn fast!