I think it is important for any food blogger or home chef to have a Culinary Bucket list. A running list of sorts. What you’ve made, what you want to make. You know, that sort of thing. And in addition to a Culinary Bucket List, down below I also have a food from 50 states list of sorts. Another goal I plan to accomplish.
What is a Culinary Bucket List?
A Culinary Bucket list is simply a list of things you’d really like to try. Whether it is a particular recipe, a technique or a cooking style, it is beneficial to set goals in the kitchen and keep growing in your culinary adventures.
I’ve done this in the past, but this is the first year that I combined all of it together with links to all the great food. I still have a pretty extensive list to get through, but time is subjective and I still have plenty of it.
I also tend to keep adding things, so that when I am looking for something to try, it’s right there.
How do you choose what goes on your Culinary Bucket List?
I am always open to new ideas and new recipes to try, so please feel free to make suggestions. I am definitely open to hear them.
When choosing items to add, it’s usually because I’ve always wanted to make it. But sometimes I will see someone else do a recipe, and I’ll either be inclined to try it, or be inspired to make something else.
This will be a forever running list of sorts. I will try and update as often as possible.
Links go to recipes that I’ve made.
* means I made it before but want to make again because I didn’t blog it, or for another reason.
- Hollandaise Sauce
French Onion SoupOld Fashioned French Onion Soup with Homemade Croutons |
- English Muffins
- Buttermik Biscuits
*RavioliPumpkin Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Brown Butter (cheat version!) | Homemade Bagels– Homemade Bagels with Mimosa Cream Cheese Spread
- *Homemade Rolls
- Hand-Made Steamed Dumplings
- Taco Shells
*TortillasHomemade Flour Tortillas | Croque Monsieur or MadameCroque Monsieur with Bechamel Sauce | SouffleAsparagus Souffle (probably need to try this one again… it fell before I got the shot) |
- *Eggs Benedict
Portuguese HamburgersPortuguese Style Spicy Chorizo Sliders | Risotto– Italian Beef Risotto | Pulled PorkPaula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pickled Pulled Pork |
Monkey BreadStrawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread,
- Salt Water Taffy
CaramelHomemade Salted Caramels
- Graham Crackers
Cinnamon Rolls– Semi Homemade Mini Cinnabons (from scratch coming soon!)
- Ice Cream Cones
Ombre CakeOmbre Mini Cakes
Canned JellyBlood Orange Marmalade | Watermelon Jelly | Honeysuckle Jelly | Corn Cob Jelly BeignetsSkinny Baked Beignets
- Pain au Chocolate
- Candied Citrus Peel
DonutsPumpkin Pie Donuts | | | Homemade Ice CreamRoasted Banana and Coconut Ice Cream | Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream | Apple Pie Ice Cream | Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream | Jello Ice Cream | Pistachio Ice Cream | Chai Spice Coconut Ice Cream | Creamy Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream | Choux DoughSee #8 Crème patisserieSee #8 Eclairs– Real Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes
- Fortune Cookies
Pumpkin PieSpiced Pumpkin Pie with a Cinnamon Roll Crust | Pumpkin Cream Pie Mousse– Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
- Granola Bars
MeringuesChocolate Cinnamon Meringues | Easy Jello Meringue Cookies |
Yep! I thought it would be fun to blog food and recipes from all 50 states. I initially planned to do this back in 2012 for the year, but I had other commitments that kept me from really delving into it. Not to mention that I wanted to research more.
Plus, let’s face it, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do this rapidly. However I was thinking about it and there are 50 states so it’s not that hard to get started on.
How did I research and choose the foods and recipes from all 50 states?
It wasn’t easy. It probably isn’t even complete, yet. I have a whole notebook full of notes on each state. State ingredients, restaurant favorites across the state, etc. I have notes from my interviews with residents from all 50 states. I have also lived or traveled to more than three quarters of our country, so I have some of my own ideas as well. I also used state cookbooks, websites and other locations to find out whatever I could to do this. It was not a simple project, mostly because I want it to be accurate.
I can’t believe you made _______ for the state of ________. It should have been _________.
Yes, I’m sure it should have been.
In fact, I’d be grateful if you’d give me suggestions in the comments below. I have a non-published list of recipes I plan to make, but I’m excited to make new things. Please do tell me if you know of something from your area I should make.
I don’t plan to only blog a single recipe from each state. This is primarily because most states are known for several different dishes, ingredients and cuisines.I definitely know St. Louis and Missouri are.
I’d like to include as many as I can. So if you can think of an ingredient, recipe or dish that you feel like represents your state, go ahead and throw it in the mix. This will be updated all through 2013, so hold tight.
New Hampshire Recipes
New Jersey Recipes
New Mexico Recipes
New York Recipes
North Carolina Recipes
North Dakota Recipes
Rhode Island Recipes
South Carolina Recipes
South Dakota Recipes
West Virginia Recipes
(And because I think it counts and most other lists don’t include it…) \