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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Cook's 100

I was thinking about the Omnivores Hundred today, and realized of all the foods I've eaten on the list, I've cooked about five of them. This is something that I am okay with though. I feel that if I am doing the list in order to experience these dishes, they should be cooked by someone who is a pro at making them.
There are so many dishes I have come across while reading cookbooks and blogs, which I would love to try my hand at, but so many of them require extensive preparation, and not practical to be cooking on a Wednesday night after work.
I thought why not make a list of different dishes to try cooking or baking at least once. A nice opportunity to expand my cooking skills further, and step outside my cooking comfort zone, and also to get me to write about food more often.
So I am proposing a challenge: Cook the 100 things on this list, and blog about it. Document it, take pictures, write about the recipe you used, did you like making it, was it the best thing you ever made, or the worst. It will give us food lovers a full on challenge. It's not a race, take your time. Just cook it again if you cooked it once before, and cook it from scratch!
I have tried to include a mix dishes that can be made by any level, and some that require more experience, some that may be about experimenting with different kitchen tools, and a broad range of different cooking techniques.
Many things on this list of foods are usually purchased and cooked. Everything on this list should be made from scratch, start to finish. Stuff your sausage, don't just grill it!


The rules:
  • Copy and paste this list on your blog.
  • Mark off the items you won't cook.
  • Blog about it!
  • Post a link to your list in the comments section of this post, and link back to this post, so others can join in!
  • Cross off items as you cook them.

The List:
  1. Crown roast
  2. Baked clams
  3. Croissants
  4. Stir fry
  5. Curry
  6. Hand cut french fries
  7. Pasties
  8. Something in a tagine
  9. Beer/Mead/Wine
  10. Double crust pie
  11. Jam/Canning
  12. Rack of lamb
  13. Pickles
  14. Beef wellington
  15. Ricotta cheese
  16. Baked Alaska
  17. Jello Mold Salad
  18. Homemade Pasta
  19. Cream Puffs
  20. Gnocchi
  21. Multi Tiered cake
  22. Something flambéed
  23. Corned Beef, that you pickled
  24. Fish cooked on wood planks
  25. Bagels
  26. Baklava
  27. Sausage
  28. Infused olive oil
  29. Ice cream
  30. Fried chicken
  31. Lemon Meringue Pie
  32. Pizza dough/Pizza
  33. Sushi rolls
  34. Turducken
  35. Lasagna
  36. A whole fish
  37. Pudding
  38. Cannoli, shells and filling
  39. Infused vodka
  40. Hummus
  41. Fried Calamari
  42. Fresh squeezed lemonade
  43. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  44. Biscuits and gravy
  45. Cornish hen
  46. Something in a crock pot/ slow cooker
  47. Stuffed peppers
  48. Risotto
  49. Roasted vegetable/potatoes with white truffle oil
  50. Clam Bake
  51. Osso Buco
  52. A Vegetarian dish
  53. Guacamole & Salsa
  54. Mayonnaise
  55. Vegan cake
  56. Chili
  57. Ganache
  58. Poached pears
  59. Baked Brie/ Brie en croute
  60. Flan
  61. Pineapple upside down cake
  62. Pita bread
  63. Deviled eggs
  64. Chocolate truffles
  65. Pulled pork
  66. Hot sauce
  67. Filet mignon
  68. Terrine
  69. Sorbet
  70. Turkey stuffed with something other than traditional stuffing
  71. Miso Salmon
  72. Dosa
  73. Mousse
  74. Quiche
  75. Strawberry Shortcake
  76. Baked macaroni and cheese
  77. Eggs Benedict
  78. Loaf of bread
  79. Cheese ball
  80. Smoked ribs
  81. Flourless cake
  82. Soup stock (chicken, beef, vegetable, ect)
  83. Deep fried turkey
  84. Dry rubbed meat
  85. Chicken Kiev
  86. Kombucha Tea
  87. Stuffed Tenderloin
  88. Crepes
  89. Souffle
  90. Fish en Papillot
  91. Baked Ham
  92. Waffles
  93. Corned beef hash
  94. Pot-stickers
  95. Cheesecake
  96. Whole roasted garlic
  97. Ceviche
  98. Artichokes
  99. Fondue
  100. A copy cat recipe (Something that is made commercial or in a restaurant, find the copy cat recipe on line, is it just as good?)


Anh said...

#64: am I correct in assuming that you mean chocolate truffles?

Lauri said...

Yup, Just fixed that one.

Jennifer S said...

Jennifer S said...

Here's my blog post announcing my participation. This is going to be FUN!

Becca said...

I have an exxxxcellent curry recipe. you need a BIG pan and a few hours, but it is sooo worth it.
*scratches head* aren't pasties for your bewbs? ;)
Does 2 tiers count as a multi-tiered cake?
46 and 56 can be a two-in-one wham bam!
Had filet mignon last night...there are definitely tricks to grilling a nice piece of meat!
I have an excellent recipe for mac & cheese too. you'll need a double boiler.
Deep fried turkey's rock my socks off.


TheKnittingLinguist said...

I want to play, too.
I just announced it on my blog.