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:
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:
- Homemade pasta
- Gnocchi – which I’ve made before, but from potato flakes ::shudder::
- Tuna noodle casserole – updated to not involve canned soup
- Goulash – fancied up from our childhood memories of ground beef and macaroni noodles
- Ragù – in both the bolognese and napoletana forms
- Crab rangoon
- Spring rolls or egg rolls
- Pho or hot pot
- Pot roast
- Cured meat – prosciutto, pancetta, etc
- Shellfish, possibly with pasta, definitely still in the shell
- The long-lost Bonnaroo sesame gingerdilla
- Something lactofermented
- Something pressure canned
- Cream ale
- A successful loaf of No-Knead Bread
- Curry crackers
- Sweet potato biscuits
- A totally from scratch pie
- Escoffier’s mother sauces: velouté, espagnole, béchamel, and hollandaise
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I am super looking forward to this.
And I love that you’re going to make tuna noodle casserole without canned soup. Excellent.
I like the idea of updating tuna noodle casserole to something more elegant! Love your list.
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!