Remember when microwave cooking was all the rage? It's back and, happily, much improved, thanks in part to to this line of cute, effective cookware. We particularly like the rice cooker, which produces perfect results every time, in just over 10 minutes.
Lékué rice cooker, $47, Williams-Sonoma.
A cooker that gives you perfect rice every time, a decadent new cookbook (plus a recipe sneak peek!), and a sweetheart of a treat are the things our food editors are talking about this month. Click through the gallery, and use the pink “up” arrow to get more information.