What's the origin of the phrase "cookin' with gas"?
Cooking with gas begins to appear in the United States in the 1930's. It is an example of jive talk, the lingo of jazz musicians. The phrase means to perform to perfection, or excellently. A related expression is gasser, a person or event that stimulates a very enthusiastic response. It has not evolved into a more modern form like cooking with microwave because all the hipsters flattened their lobes with reefer, man. Besides, microwave is a shitty way to cook.