My favorite thing about yogurt making is the time that it takes. You can't rush the process, there is no way to make milk cool more quickly. The 'convenience' foods that we have today are so detached from their original state I don't even recognize them. The idea that we can get more than just the simplest foods just from opening a box is such a new idea, we forget that we haven't been able to do it for very long. Maybe we shouldn't be able to. Food-making takes time. Patience, after all, is not a skill that we are born with. Just ask my six month old daughter. It's a skill that we cultivate. With practice, patience grows.