A housewife reviewing an advertising insert in the Sunday Oakland TribuneĀ noticed how many of the pots and pans on sale at Macy’s had glass lids. “Glass lids are all the rage now,” she said, shaking her head in disapproval. “Not just everyday Cuisinart, but higher-end brands…” She recalled an earlier time when glass cookware was all the rage (not just the lids but the pots themselves). It fell out of favor when nutritionists made the public aware that heat plus light destroys Vitamin B in vegetables. “Doesn’t anybody have a memory?” she asked, returning to the kitchen.