I Had a Smokin’ Good Time at the Museum of Burnt Food!


Why, sure you can bake quiche in the microwave!

Artist: Deborah Henson-Conant

Ever misread the cooking time on a recipe? Ever try to keep dinner warm for a date who is more than an little bit late? Ever start using a new appliance before you’ve studied the manual?

When the above conditions are in perfect alignment, a masterpiece like “Why, Sure You Can Bake Quiche in a Microwave” may emerge. Just that very alignment occurred in the summer of 1988 when “WSYCBQIAM” was created.

One of the few exhibits in the Museum that does not fit in the “Food Noir”category, “The Quiche” (as it is fondly called) adds a splash of lightness to the otherwise dark exhibit hall