Culinary Bucket List 2012

I am writing this in the last few days of 2011. A journey over the last few month that has brought out the vast array of culinary and creative talents I didn’t know existed.
For a while I have been mentally listing various dishes of different cuisines that I want to make one day and finally as the wonderful year of 2012 approaches-what better way than to create this list for the New Year!

I am open to ideas and suggestions from my readers and will be adding items to the list as interest arises. Once I make the dish, I will cross it off and link it to the post!

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Italian
Home-made Italian Sausage Done!
Cioppino Done!

Jewish
Hamantaschen Done!
Poppy seed Filling (for Rugelach, etc)

French
Julia Child’s Coq au Vin Done!
French Onion Soup
Hollondaise Sauce Done!
Souffle Done!

Asian
Hand-Made Steamed Dumplings Done!

Deserts/Baking
Connoli
Macarons
Lattice Fruit-Pie  Done!
Home-made Ice Cream Done!
Pastry Cream (for Cream Puffs, desserts)
3 or 4 Strand Challah Done!
Donuts
Pumpkin Pie (from scratch!)
Apple Tart Tatin
Bread (A good bread-crusty outside and soft/chewy inside)

South American
Home-made Tortillas Done!
Peruvian Aji Sauces

Mediterranean/Turkish (childhood favorites I grew up with and miss)
Fasulye (green bean and lamb stew) Done!
Bimuelos (fried dough with simple syrup) Done!
Ava’s (beans)
Rose Water infused Cookies
Saffron Rice Done!