Drawing the Line

Kate Gagnon explains why she won’t prepare certain foods from scratch:

“In my mind, there are several things I’m perfectly okay with never making. I toss up my hands in defeat and say, ‘Let’s just leave it to the pros.’ Croissants, French macarons, baguettes. It’s probably no coincidence that these are all in the realm of baking, as that’s not my strong suit. While I find it gratifying to make a pie or shortbread, I tend to lose interest precisely measuring out more than a handful of ingredients or waiting for this or that to chill.”