For many young researchers, the Sun isn't just history--it's the future!

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmorgan/Right_Angle_Nov_96/Solar.htm
Texas A&M's site on "Using Parabolas to Design a Solar Hotdog Cooker: here you'll find easy-to-follow instructions on how to build a solar cooker and cook a hot dog.

http://www.nrel.gov/education/solar_oven.html
Instructions on how to build a pizza box solar oven.