Love your article. Yes the joy of cooking is also in the process. Cooking is a craft and an art and like any craft the method by which you cook is as important as the product and the ingredients you cook with. And yes it takes time but that time is part of the pleasure of washing that lettuce, each leaf deserves your love and your attention. And with that pleasure comes pain and that is also part of the craft and the learning. A piece of lettuce that is washed and dried properly is the foundation to an amazing salad. When that salad crosses the lips of someone it will do its amazing salad thing.