Why I dislike high-maintenance recipes
How do I define high-maintenance recipes? Those for which I need specific ingredients (that are not multi-use) or equipment to make.
This is why I don’t grill foods or try Tim Byres’ beef brisket recipe even though I want to. I don’t want to invest in an extra piece of equipment in case I downsize my home in the future.
I like Alton Brown’s philosophy: he never buys a kitchen tool unless it has functional versatility. I apply that criteria to the recipes I use as well. They need to work within my existing arsenal of tools and pantry staples else I will lose the balance within my culinary ecosystem.