You're really a quick learner! Thanks! Tom Sponheim 18:13, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
I wanted to retain some of the graphic style of the printed cookbook which originated with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, circa 1970. Previously to the 1950's, the home economists at SMUD (acronym) employed solar cooking, I am assuming, with the help of early solar cooking engineers. The technicians had a kitchen at the "old" HQ at 6201 S Street, and they experimented with solar technology and devised recipes in order to engage the public. Solar cooking saves energy and money, and many home economists in the area (including Stockton, Modesto, Lodi) contributed recipes to the original cookbook.
As a side note, if you ever visit the SMUD Headquarters Building at 6201 S Street in Sacramento, please note the Wayne Thiebaud mosaic mural on the facade. Entitled "River City", one may glimpse parts of it from the Freeway (65th Street) and HWY 50. This mosaic is a masterpiece.
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Recipes on the Forums
Recipes are showing up on the SCI Forums. There are some in Europe and North America/Parvati Cooker in London and a simple recipe for "rice porridge" (what we would call rice pudding) in Europe and North America/Trying solarcooking at school in Norway. Also Food Processing has some general (and interesting!) suggestions on using sprouted beans, etc., in solar cooking, and some advice to me on how to cook brown rice (which I haven't tried yet - tomorrow should be a good solar cooking day.) If you have the time, Mariellen, you could keep an eye on the Forums and transfer promising recipes to the wiki. If you do, it'd be good to add a post to the Forums occasionally mentioning that you're doing that so people will think to look in the wiki for recipes. It's kind of too bad they're getting scattered across the Forums, but it's good they're showing up somewhere. --Beth Ogilvie 03:40, 8 May 2007 (UTC)