1204 25 Recipes Challenge

Two things of note today.  First, we went to Detroit for the afternoon, where we did some shopping at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and had lunch at Slows, where Shane ate this sandwich:

The Reason

Second, Ms. Little Big posted earlier in the week about a cooking challenge she was taking on – tackling (and blogging) 25 dishes you haven’t made but have always wanted to try. I’m into signing up for things that will challenge me to do things I should be doing anyway – see my 12 Books challenge – and with Shane on board, here is our list in no particular order:

  1. Homemade pasta
  2. Gnocchi – which I’ve made before, but from potato flakes ::shudder::
  3. Tuna noodle casserole – updated to not involve canned soup
  4. Goulash – fancied up from our childhood memories of ground beef and macaroni noodles
  5. Ragù – in both the bolognese and napoletana forms
  6. Crab rangoon
  7. Spring rolls or egg rolls
  8. Pho or hot pot
  9. Pot roast
  10. Cured meat – prosciutto, pancetta, etc
  11. Carnitas
  12. Shellfish, possibly with pasta, definitely still in the shell
  13. The long-lost Bonnaroo sesame gingerdilla
  14. Confit
  15. Something lactofermented
  16. Something pressure canned
  17. Cream ale
  18. Nachos
  19. Aioli
  20. A successful loaf of No-Knead Bread
  21. Curry crackers
  22. Sweet potato biscuits
  23. A totally from scratch pie
  24. Caramel
  25. Escoffier’s mother sauces: velouté, espagnole, béchamel, and hollandaise
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0 thoughts on “1204 25 Recipes Challenge

  1. For me, I am most interested in the “mother sauces”. I think getting those right and getting confident with those will serve you well forever. The Mother Sauces are the gateway. Yeah, a seared steak is good. But a seared steak with béarnaise? OMG OMG OMG.

    Julia’s first chapter is how to outfit a kitchen and all the equipment, etc.

    Chapter Two is ‘Sauces’.

    I might follow your Escoffier experiments with the same ones from Julia. Just to compare. Yeah! Wisks on, my friend!

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  2. Pingback: 25 Recipes #4: Ragù alla bolognese | Outpost 505

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