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Cooking is such a fun, creative pastime. The precision mixed with the on-your-feet thinking creates room for fun and the unexpected.

Everybody has a favorite dish and wants to try and recreate it. And if they're into cooking, they can try!


u/mysh***yluck asked:

What do you really want to try to cook?

Here were some of those answers.


You Mean To Tell Me A Crab Fried That Rice

I know this may sound stupid, but I really want to learn how to make wicked fried rice that rivals restaurants.

Every time I've tried, I've failed. It is "ok", but often it falls very short of my local Thai place.. man.. they make a wicked good crab fried rice.

I want to be able to casually make that.

reasonandmadness

¿Que está?

All the media I consumed as a youth lead me to believe that cooking a Soufflé and having it not deflate or whatever is extremely difficult. So one day I'd like to try, problem is, is that I don't know what a Soufflé is.

liamowers

Beef Bourgkhfwfkjwrnvrn

Every year my mom and I try something fancy for Christmas dinner. We've made boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin. This year we're doing homemade ravioli because I've always wanted to try pasta from scratch but I've been intimidated by the effort. We're making 4 types: ricotta and spinach, sage and sausage, crab and shallot, and porcini mushroom. And we're also doing a classic tomato sauce, a vodka sauce, a butter thyme sauce, and an alfredo. I made 3 of the fillings today. I'm already exhausted.

Connectikatie

Croquet?

I've been wanting to make a croquembouche for Christmas for more than 10 years, but something always gets in the way. Maybe next year :(

code_name_jellyfish

It Takes Forever

Indian food like a korma but from scratch. All the spices are just so expensive and everything needs to slow cook...

Boomicecream

Bee Bee Kew

Been learning to barbecue with a smoker. Have almost perfected fall of the bone ribs. Next is brisket!!!

turbo332

Gender: A Thing Of The Past

Not sure if baking goals count, but I want to make my own fortune cookies. I think it'd be fun to incorporate custom ones into parties. Use them to assign White Elephant numbers or write something very specific to the group coming over. Maybe if a friend wants a different gender reveal treat than cupcakes filled with blue or pink frosting.

iggybu

Nommity Nommity

I once saw this dessert on a baking programme and I've always wanted to try it. It was like a strawberry swiss roll which they chopped into slices. They placed the slices so that they completely covered a bowl. Then they made strawberry mousse and filled the swiss roll bowl with it. I remember it looking so tasty!

2196129

A Bit Of A Challenge

Murukku. I used to have it as a kid but I haven't had it in years (at least a decade). It requires some speciality ingredients I don't normally use and I recently acquired all the ingredients and tools to make it. I have some time off next week so I'm going to try then.

hunter006

An Allergy Friendly Dinner

Gluten free pasta made from scratch, I'm gluten and dairy intolerant (massively) but I really want to make eggs Florentine inspired ravioli. Or make an amazing chicken liver pate, or both.

Darcypain

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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