You know the best part about #NaBloPoMo? I realized I have about 40 posts in drafts that are in some random stage of completion. I guess this is a perfect opportunity to clean them out.
So I found this one where I started writing about things that I want to do as a food blogger/kitchen person before I die. Perhaps I will eventually finish my bucket list.
I want to go to a class or two and learn how to use a knife like a boss.
And not just slicing and dicing… I’d like to learn some butchering basics too and some of the cool fancy food art like the Japanese do. I want to add kitchen ninja to my tagline. Now before you all scream YOUTUBE at me, let me just say I’m an old school, hands-on, visual learner and prefer that someone else tell me that I’m doing it wrong in person.
I want to own a blow torch.
Because nothing screams “kitchen badass” like owning a blow torch. Nothing.
I want a light kit. I mean, I’d love to get a proper camera too, but I’ll settle for the light kit.
My phone’s camera has done pretty well this last year, all things considered, but it’s hard to justify a winter of off-colour blue natural-light photography or yellow-indoor-light photography with “I’m really sorry, but my only windows on the ground floor are western exposure. And, it was snowy and grey out for 4 months. And, you know, it gets dark at 4:30 PM.”
I want to go to a class where they teach you how to how to set up all the props for food photography.
Cause really, the pro food display stuff blows my mind. It’s like black magic. How people figure out how to do this, and where they store their collection of gidgets and gadgets and centerpieces and NICE silverware? I can’t imagine shopping for this stuff. The last time I set foot in Michael’s looking for “Decorations, Non-specific,” I had a panic attack.
I want to go on one of those Ontario Winery Bike tours with my (girl) buddies. Like, the really cool private-tour, try new wines, pair them with awesome delicious foods, and we will make your brain kersplode with awesome food science tours.
I think this is relatively self explanatory. #boozefoodandnerdgasm
I want to make real cheese. Like… the hard stuff.
Someone tell me where I can do this, or at least where I can find a good source of rennet for sale in Canada. Preferably the real kind or vegetable rennet, not the bacteria-produced kind. I want to make mozzarella. I want to make cheddar. I would be happy going on a tour of some cheese place and just watching/participating in one of those tourist cheesemaker sort of ways. Why? So I can say been there, done this.
Eventually, I would like ONE of my recipes to become a “big deal.”
This be viral on Pinterest sort of thing? I still haven’t mastered it. I’m patient, however, and at least I can say I’m getting lots of search traffic, so all’s not lost.
How about it, my fellow bloggers? What’s on your bucket list?