It’s amazing how delicious many dishes still are, even if they are the product of 30-minute meals, quick-cook boxes, and other cooking styles that require effortless and almost brainless cooking. I myself do these dishes once in a while, especially when I’m tired, when I want to be practical, or when I just don’t have time to slug it out in the kitchen.
Still, there are a lot of dishes that still require good ol’ fashion cooking in the kitchen. I’ve always found cooking therapeutic, and if time will permit me, I don’t mind spending hours — even a whole day — in the kitchen. After all, if you want the greatest eating pleasure, there are dishes that you simply cannot rush.