Food: Taking Out, Eating In

All the comforts of home -- with no cooking

* Manufacturers of major appliances, beware! Purveyors of pots and pans, pay heed! Home cooking may be on the verge of obsolescence. Long the gleaming altar of the household, the great American kitchen could soon resemble a deserted mining town in Colorado. Any minute now, the tumbleweed may roll in.

Or perhaps the kitchen will be turned to other uses entirely. "I'd like to put a treadmill in mine and use it as an exercise room," said a busy real estate agent who was buying her take-out dinner at Grace's Marketplace in New York City. It is just such foods --...

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