Last year, instead of posting resolutions, I created a Culinary Bucket List. This guilt-free, inspiration-filled list was meant to push my boundaries while putting a few delicious dishes on my table.
Then I got a book deal and swapped a deadline for the list.
Despite my egregious miscalculations in time management, I’m claiming a triumph on profiteroles (in the book), palmiers, clotted cream, and preserved lemons. The popovers? Well, they worked for me, but unless you own a popover pan, the so-called alternatives produce such a baked-on mess I can’t in good conscience pass them on. (If you really want a popover recipe, let me know and I’ll post a recipe and tips.)
With the manuscript filed and edits yet to arrive, I am tempting fate and posting this year’s Culinary Bucket List. Except for a couple of carry-over items, these dishes are uncharted territory for me and just begging to be explored. Can I get them done? With any luck, I’ll manage 12 items in as many months. If not? There’s always next year.
Charmian’s 2013 Culinary Bucket List
In no particular order:
- Hazelnut gelato
- Ice cream cones
- Spinach ravioli
- Hot & Sour Soup (from 2012 list)
- Candied ginger
- Onion Bhaji (from 2012 list)
- Fried calamari (and have it not be rubbery!)
- Ciabatta rolls
- Thai curry paste (red and green)
- Candied citrus peel
- Cream whisky
What must-try items are going on yours?