This list is actually inspired by the Omnivore’s Hundred, which is not a list of things to cook, but rather a list of things that every omnivore should try. When I saw it, I thought that surely there must be a list like that for cooking or baking.  I found a lot of individually made lists, but nothing that said “Here’s 100 things every cook should make before they die” or something like that. I have such a long list of things that I’d like to cook or bake, or techniques I’d like to learn, that I figured writing them down would be useful.  As you can see, I came up with 142 143 Here’s the list in alphabetical order. I’ll update as I knock stuff off the list.

Current count: 7/143

  1. Alfredo sauce (finally made this myself using evaporated milk instead of heavy cream. recipe coming later.)
  2. Angel food cake (see chocolate version here)
  3. Baked beans (also Pioneer Woman’s Beans)
  4. Baklava
  5. Bananas foster
  6. bechamel (technically I’ve made this as a base for my potato soup and for my
  7. Beignets
  8. Belgian Waffles
  9. Biryani
  10. Black forest cake
  11. Boston cream pie
  12. Bouche de Noel / Yule log
  13. Bread bowls
  14. Bread pudding
  15. Brioche (1/29/12)
  16. Cake donuts
  17. Calzones
  18. Cannoli
  19. Caramel sauce
  20. Caramels
  21. Carbonara
  22. Carrot cake
  23. Challah
  24. Cheesecake (6/18/12)
  25. Chiffon pie
  26. Chimichangas
  27. Churros
  28. Chutney
  29. Ciabatta
  30. Colcannon (3/17/12)
  31. Corn fritters with chili sauce
  32. Corned beef
  33. Crab cakes
  34. Crackers
  35. Cream puffs
  36. Crème brulee
  37. Crème fraiche
  38. Crepes
  39. Croissants
  40. Danish (cheese?)
  41. Decorated sugar cookies (fancy)
  42. Dolmades
  43. Eclairs
  44. Egg nog
  45. Eggrolls
  46. Empanada
  47. Falafel
  48. Fondue – cheese
  49. Fondue – dessert
  50. French bread
  51. French silk pie (1/22/12 – recipe coming soon)
  52. Funnel cake
  53. Ganache
  54. Gelato
  55. Ginger snaps
  56. Glazed fruit tart
  57. Gnocchi
  58. Graham crackers
  59. Granola
  60. Granola bars
  61. Guacamole
  62. Gyoza
  63. Hash browns (grated?)
  64. Hot cross buns
  65. Hot dog buns
  66. Ice cream
  67. Inari (inarizushi)
  68. Injera (Ethiopian flatbread)
  69. Italian bread
  70. Jam / fruit preserves
  71. Kaiser rolls
  72. Ketchup
  73. Latkes
  74. Lattice topped pie (peach?)
  75. Mandu
  76. Manicotti
  77. Marinara sauce
  78. Marshmallows
  79. Marzipan
  80. Mayonnaise
  81. Meringue cookies
  82. Miso soup
  83. Mousse
  84. Nutella
  85. Onigiri
  86. Pad thai
  87. Paneer
  88. Pasta noodles (like fettucine or lasagna)
  89. Peanut butter
  90. Peanut butter pie
  91. Petit fours
  92. Pho
  93. Pickles (dill & sweet)
  94. Pierogies
  95. Pistachio pudding
  96. Popovers
  97. Pork buns
  98. Pot de crème
  99. Pot stickers
  100. Potatoes au gratin
  101. Pound cake
  102. Pumpernickel
  103. Pumpkin roll
  104. Rarebit
  105. Ravioli
  106. Relish (dill & sweet)
  107. Rhubarb pie
  108. Rye bread
  109. Saganaki
  110. Salsa verde
  111. Saltimbocca
  112. Samosas
  113. Scalloped potatoes
  114. Seaweed salad (wakame)
  115. Seed cake
  116. Short ribs
  117. Shortbread
  118. Soda bread
  119. Soft pretzels
  120. Sorbet
  121. Soufflé
  122. Sourdough bread
  123. Spaetzle
  124. Spanakopita
  125. Spare ribs
  126. Spongecake
  127. Sticky toffee pudding
  128. Stollen
  129. Stuffed poultry
  130. Sushi rolls (makizushi)
  131. Tamales
  132. Tempura vegetables
  133. Toad in the Hole
  134. Tortellini
  135. Tortillas (corn)
  136. Tortillas (flour)
  137. Turnovers
  138. Tzatiziki sauce
  139. Vanilla bean pudding
  140. Waffles
  141. Wontons
  142. Yeast donuts
  143. Yogurt
  144. Dutch Baby
  145. Yorkshire pudding
  146. fruitcake
  147. figgy pudding
  148. Christmas pudding
  149. Puff pastry
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