It's that time of year. Time to set new culinary resolutions. Before we get to 2011, let's see how I did in 2010. Not so bad with about 15 crossed off the list. Especially considering I got married and bought a house. Busy, busy.
Things I should have done, but didn't? Bake bread. A good friend bought me this book and I still disappointed the internets. This year, to stay on track, I plan to monitor my progress with a sidebar. Stay tuned.
2011 Culinary Resolutions
1. Master the art of cooking dry beans
2. Try three new vegetables
3. Eat at Estadio
4. Try the brussels sprouts at all of Jose Andres' restaurants (Zatinya, Oyamel, Jaleo)
5. Make gnocchi
6. Plant a garden (for real this time)
7. Eat dinner in another country
8. Expand use of fresh herbs (tarragon, chervil, sage) beyond usual suspects (basil, cilantro, thyme)
9. Make a chocolate cake
10. Go back to Rasika, again, and again
11. Learn how to poach an egg, without fail
12. Make Chana Masala
13. Build a back yard pizza oven
14. Grow tons of mint
15. Make a meatloaf
16. Use my pressure cooker
17. Make sausage from scratch
18. Find a high quality place to buy seafood
19. Take a cooking class with Mrs. Wheelbarrow
20. Throw more dinner parties
21. Add more pieces to my Russell Wright collection
22. Shop at three farmers markets I've never been to
23. Make whoopi pies (perhaps I can get Modern Domestic to help)
24. Organize my kitchen
25. Make bread (seriously)
What are your culinary resolutions? And, more importantly, can you help me with mine?
Happy New Year everyone!