Kids, don't try this at home
Robert of Cross Keys hasn't shared his rockfish gefilte fish story with us yet, presumably because it's still so painful. But if he does, it will probably be here. Robert the Single One has suggested a thread about foods that it's best to let the experts handle.
He mentioned prime rib, although I'm not sure you can mess a rib roast up if
you give a good butcher your first born (mmm, that didn't come out right) pay the price and then don't overcook it. The foods I would nominate are things like napoleons and croissants. Homemade french fries are more trouble than they're worth, as is anything that leaves me with that much grease. ...
I would have said "bread" just a few months ago with all the great artisan breads around, but I may have to drag out my trusty old KitchenAid bread hook pretty soon if bread prices keep rising.
In any case, this summer I've promised myself I'll make a couple of loaves of salt-risin' bread, incredibly tricky but not something I've been able to find at any bakery or store around here. (I have bought a loaf at the Piggly Wiggly in Tennessee, but it just tastes like white bread.)