“Listen, I’ve had sex. I’ve been in love. I’ve traveled the world. But I’ve never experienced anything—anything—like that.”

Those were the words that greeted me as I sat in a nondescript central London pub called King Charles I, fresh off a six hour flight from DC and preparing to meet


Microwaves have long been associated with drab 1980s cooking, unsightly additions to home kitchens and unhealthy ready meals. But with energy costs soaring, they are sparking increasing interest for their ability to cook food efficiently – and cheaply.

Recent research by the energy company Utilita suggests that microwaves are