Culinary Wishlist!

Breakfast in Bed(stuy)

Ta-da, my culinary wishlist, which I hope to fulfill in 2015 (and beyond) – a bit of cooking school techniques and some classic dishes paired with my usual harebrained culinary ideas. It includes ingredients I want to work with and items I’d love to learn how to make from scratch!

Kitchen Skills

  • Learn proper knife skills and cuts
  • Dice an onion as fast and efficiently as restaurant chefs
  • Learn how to properly store herbs and spices

Eggs

frittata

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Dairy & Cheese

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  • Brie
  • Ricotta
  • Crème Fraiche

Pasta & Rice

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Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu

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Bread

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Fruits & Vegetables

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  • Jam
  • Poached Pears

Stocks & Sauces & Soups

  • Espagnole
  • Velouté
  • Béchamel
  • Hollandaise
  • Allemande
  • Consommé
  • Vichyssoise
  • Chicken stock
  • Fish stock
  • Beef stock
  • Veal stock
  • Vegetable stock
  • Jambalaya or Gumbo

Meat

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  • Sausage
  • Butcher a pig
  • Beef Wellington
  • BBQ Ribs

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  • Sweetbreads
  • Rack of Lamb

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Poultry

  • Properly break down a chicken
  • Properly truss a chicken
  • Brine a turkey
  • Roast chicken

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  • Fried chicken
  • Make gravy from drippings
  • Duck confit

Fish

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Penne alla Vodka with Shrimp

  • Sea Bass
  • Striped Bass

Striped Bass with a Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Baking/Desserts

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  • Spanakopita
  • Souffle
  • Pound Cake
  • Sponge Cake
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Eclairs

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Culinary Bucket List – a combination of ordinary and exotic foods and items I’d like to finally try!

  • Tripe

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  • Head Cheese
  • Pig Ears

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