I thought it would be fun to tally up some of the totals for things I knew I used a a lot throughout this journey. 107 sticks of butter?! WHOA! Oh, and if you’re wondering – there are 72 main recipes in the book, and then 15 recipes for things you make over and over – like pastry cream, tart shells, etc. Part of me wished I could tally up costs for supplies and outfitting my kitchen with the proper tools and bakeware, to share some kind of Mastercard-esque final quip where I could then say something like, “Falling in love with baking: Priceless.” But then the thought of the sheer impossibility of adding all of that up blew my mind, as well as the crazy amount of money it would total up to be. So yeah, I’d rather not know. I fed so many friends, had such an amazing year, and learned the ropes of baking through the “Emily Kastner method”: baking everything in a cookbook!
In case you missed it yesterday, I wrote a reflection on the past year.
Congratulations are in order for the winner of the latest Tartine cookbook giveaway!