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My 200th Post and Another Wishlist

Even as I completed my first 100 posts back in November and posted my first wishlist, I was pretty sure I will end up adding many more things I want to do by the time I do the next one. And so it is, a much larger wishlist for my 200th post

But first a report card. I had 25 foodie things to do on my first wishlist. Of these, I managed to do eight. If this was an exam, I'd fail miserably. But thankfully, there's a second chance and plenty of time to do the 15 that make an appearance again on this list. There are two that are going away because I no longer want to do those.

So here goes:

1. Eat at Alinea. (Earlier : Eat at one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. And no, Bukhara doesn't count, even if it ever makes to top 50)

2. Delve into the alchemy of food. Create something, anything that qualifies as molecular gastronomy.

3. Make fresh mozarella cheese

4. Make fresh pasta

5. Taste blood oranges

6. Cook with rhubarb

7. Make mango pickle like mom

8. Make appams

9. Eat a Meyer lemon

10. Make S'Mores

11. Learn to pare and cook globe artichokes

12. Buy blue cornmeal

13. Try Ethiopian cuisine

14. Taste Gucchhi (morels)

15. Recreate the egg korma I once ate in Hyderabad

16. Cook with Rice Paper

17. Make Vienese Fingers

18. Make souffle

19. Make dosa

20. Taste Absinthe

21. Make Gougeres

22. Make Blinis

23. Make dolmas

24. Make vegetarian french onion soup (is such a thing possible?)

25. Taste fried halloumi

26. Make a flambe dish

27. Make fondue (cheese or chocolate?)

28. Taste fiddleheads

29. Make khandvi

30. Get a sourdough starter going

31. Make my own mascarpone cheese

Comments

Prathibha said…
Gal..congrats dearie..
ur wish list is so nice..somethings made me smile..:)
Congrats on milestone post.....that list scare me.....r u really going to try......
Congratulations on your 200th post! This is a great list.. Many things I want to try for myself as well!

I've made s'mores with the locally bought marshmallows, but I once made them from scratch, and they were sooo good! Whenever you do make them, try and make them from scratch! You'll be pleased with the results!
Anonymous said…
Congrats on your 200th post...the wish list is lovely too !!
Laura said…
Lists like these always fascinate me--I like figuring out what I have done. I've done 9 of yours--although being in the States makes some, like S'Mores, so automatic it is cheating. :) Congrats on your 200th post.
Rush said…
too much on my make and try list...but i love it, thats how we take urselves forward..i just made khandvi today!! yay!!!

keep it coming lady..hope we celebrate many many anniversaries together!!
Curry Leaf said…
Congrats on your 200.Expecting atleast 2000.The list is good but I have given up making them -there are too many dishes waiting to be listed.
Bergamot said…
Wow... your list is long and I am sure you will keep adding to the list on this journey of good and creative food ;-) Top of my list right now is a sourdough starter..
Rekha said…
Congrats on your 200th post, great wish list.
Parita said…
Congo on you 200th post and i wish you many more such milestones! nice wish list, half the things i too wanna do :)
Aparna said…
Congratulations, Simran. Hopefully you'll be able to work your way through the last list and this one in the next 365 days. :)
Good luck.
Srivalli said…
Congrats Simran...thats a great milestone...and abt your wishlist, gosh most of the things I can't even read properly...:DDD...will learn seeing you make them ok!
notyet100 said…
Congrtas wish u many more
Ooooh yay for the 200th post! :D I'm not surprised to see Alinea at the top of your list. :) Congratulations on the 200th post! :D

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