What Researchers and Chefs have in common
When it comes to becoming a successful researcher, there is not a big difference compared to running a restaurant
If you want to capture the last trends and make a fashion restaurant (or high impact paper) you will end up with a lot of customers and money (or citation and grants)
You will own a chain of restaurants if you find the good formula, same with opening different laboratories.
Some prefer to have a restaurant for connoisseurs (niche research)
Others like a standard pizzeria (incremental research on mature topics)