You don’t see a lot of recipes on this site for labor-intensive or instruction-heavy dishes like chocolates or sushi or cheese or fermented things.
I know, people make that stuff. Good for them. I like to look at their food pictures.
But these days complicated recipes aren’t for me. My schedule doesn’t allow it. And frankly, it’s not usually the way I want to eat. I can’t imagine you do, either.
Plus, I often feel a bit let down when I dig into a labor-intensive meal I’ve prepared. (As in…”That’s it?”). I feel more energized from cooking a quick, tasty recipe than a time-consuming, overwrought one.
Don’t get me wrong. There was a time when I loved big, elaborate recipes – mashing, basting, rolling, weighing, measuring, molding, sculpting, etc. Now I just leave those sorts of preparations to other qualified people.