I found this post of Megan McArdle’s particularly amusing.  All about how much easier and faster it is to cook these days, but how much less of it we do.

She also gives a mention to the “dudeification” of the kitchen (as coined by Helen Rosner of Saveur, who I know from the ol’ college debate days).

I’m guilty of this as a proud owner of a Big Steel Keg grill.  As a city dweller, I keep mine at my parents’ place and have to go out there to play with it.  I do love it though—I’m ready for summer.

(hat tip: FuturePundit)