Anybody here who's had enough of complexity and artistry in food preparation? I mean home cooks. (I know that the pro chefs have to cater to gourmet eaters and their endless need for more and more intense food experiences in terms of novelty in taste and appearance.)
After a few years of gaining satisfaction from that occasional approach I could not be bothered any longer, not even for special holidays and company. For moi, it might be that I grow and raise some of my own food and after all that work, while it's enjoyable work, I get my jollies from preparing mostly old fashioned dishes, presented as in a lower middle class or rather poor household decades ago, with a few changes for personal taste (rather than because it's the trend.)
Thanks for your input. I am not criticizing home cooks who love making many-step, time-consuming dishes, 'cause I did some of that, too, and loved it for a time. I don't look down on that.