“It’s not about the bow, it’s about the Indian” I used to follow a couple of very sweet blogs written from NYC and based on what they were cooking in their tiny “inadequately” sized kitchens in NYC. Clearly, the taste of the food coming out of a small kitchen is unaffected.
Think about the size and lighting of many (most) of the kitchens that we grew up in… Often, it was 1 light in the middle with room for some cabinets and appliances…period. It tasted fine.
Neither the skillet, nor the fresh garlic, nor the steel cut oats, are concerned with the size of the room in which they are prepared.
Not a great insight, but a useful reminder…