Picks and Pans Review: Mastering Microwave Cookery

updated 01/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/19/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Marcia Cone and Thelma Snyder

More than half the households in America have a microwave oven, but most are used merely to warm up leftovers. Now here is a book that actually encourages cooking from scratch. The authors, ex-consultants to the microwave industry, are deliciously thorough. There are more than 800 fast fresh food recipes; particularly strong are the fish, chicken, vegetable and dessert chapters. Cone and Snyder, bless 'em, include a unique way to pop corn. (Simon and Schuster, $19.95)

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