Sometimes you just want to go somewhere and say, “I will have the [insert food item], please.” Eat, pay, tip, and leave.
And not have to (1) go buy the ingredients; (2) prep the ingredients; (3) cook the ingredients; and (4) clean and store all of the cookware and kitchen utensils.
Nowadays, more often than not, I cook not really to eat, but for the actual process itself. It’s relaxing and somewhat therapeutic.
But to actually have to cook just to eat something – even if it’s something I want to eat – simply feels too obligatory, and at the end of the day denatures the entire experience.
Maybe I’m just lazy. Dunno.