A jigsaw puzzle?  No, instead a complex procedure for preparing an aristocratic meal is likened to a church service, since it has similar constituent parts.

… their meals were made as complicated as a church service, with all sorts of cloths, glasses, cutlery and silver which had to be arranged in a very particular way.

Source: Lucy Lethbridge, Servants (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), p. 37

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