I probably shouldn't get too ahead of myself until I successfully bake some tasty brie, but I think this could be kind of a brilliant book idea: Small-Scale Cuisine: 101 Dishes to Cook on a Hot Plate, in a Toaster Oven, or in a Microwave.
One of my coworkers was just saying how he had a roommate in college who used to cook, gourmet-style, on a hot plate. That is ingenuity. Shrimp scampi: Yum.
Also: This is really cool, a short animated film about real requests submitted to the Hulton Archive (online archive of historical photos).
(Why, yes, I'm on my lunch. . . . Why do you ask?)