My AV Club Debut! Why Can't we Put Metal in the Microwave?

Graphic: The AV Club/Nick Wanserski

Graphic: The AV Club/Nick Wanserski

So, I’m making my debut today on The A.V. Club! I’ve been tapped to contribute to the site’s new section, Supper Club, created by and overseen by former Chicago Tribune and Lucky Peach journalist Kevin Pang. 

My debut article is the first in a new series called Food Science. As the byline says…

In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of food.

Today’s topic is “Why can’t we put metal in the microwave?”

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