Culinary Bucket List

Recently, I’ve come to realize how important having “bucket lists” can be! These lists can help a person focus on their goals, encourage them to try something new or even give that person direction when they don’t know where to go from here.

That being said, I’ve decided to start my Culinary Bucket List! Travel and food are a huge part of my life. In addition to my promise to give everything a shot (see the sea cucumber below), I think that this list will help me explore more and become more skilled in the kitchen!

sea cucumber congee with millet
Sea cucumber congee with millet in China. Once was enough.

A quick note: it seemed redundant to include things that I’ve already done! This list only includes new-to-me items. As for the recipes, I have to be able to make them from scratch to cross them off my list. I’m excited to see this list change as I cross things off and add to it!


  • Hunt for truffles
  • Taste wine from the barrel
  • Start an herb garden
  • Start a vegetable garden
  • Take a knife skills class
  • Extract honey from a beehive
  • Learn to roll sushi
  • Wade in a cranberry bog
  • Learn to create latte art
  • Take a cooking class in a foreign country


  • Souffle
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Shakshuka
  • Challah Bread
  • Apple Strudel
  • Nut-free Macarons
  • English Muffins
  • Foccaccia
  • Croque Madame
  • Swiss Roll
  • Marshmellows
  • Empanadas
  • Corned Beef
  • Tortellini
  • Smoked Sea Salt (Thanks, @flowerchildheirlooms!)
  • Ravioli
  • Gnocchi
  • Crepes
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Croissants
  • Lattice Pie Crust
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Calzone
  • Beef Wellington
  • Spanikopita
  • Egg Rolls
  • Ratatouille
  • Fresh Fruit Tart