A story can inspire you, a recipe can confuse you. - Marco Pierre White
The challenge with a recipe is that it has steps. Steps that have no connection, except that which you make yourself.
Shuffling the steps leaves nothing that guides you back to the correct order.
In order to have a higher sense of what the recipe is about we need a story. A story is what weaves sense into the steps and creates the coherency that help us understand the shape of where we are going.