Some examples from Foxtrot:
- Paige has been shown to be able to cause boiling pasta to burst into flames. Pasta that is submerged in water.
(while discussing Survivor's food challenges)
Peter: That reminds me. I think Mom is letting Paige cook dinner tonight.
Jason: A perfect example. Have them eat something like that!
Peter: But don't you need to have a survivor?
- Roger is also shown to be this, when he's grilling hamburgers or on the rare occasions when Andy's out and he's left to cook for the kids.
- Andy is the most frequent victim of this trope in the comics. While she's capable of making perfectly edible food, because she's a health nut Andy usually makes meals out of tofu, Lima beans, and whatever other sort of "healthy" foods that frequently make her family sick and they hate the taste of even if it doesn't. Her family constantly complains about her cooking and attempts to sabotage it, but she's either oblivious or doesn't care. One of the reasons Andy hates her own mother is because she's the direct opposite.
- In another series of strips, Paige tried to make Thanksgiving dinner all by herself. In the end she was the only one willing to try some of it.
Andy: Did you have to eat it?
Paige: Mother please, it hurts to talk.