Twitter Recap: What Foods Do You Want to Learn to Cook in 2011?

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The new year brings a fresh start and new challenges -- especially in the kitchen. We asked you via Twitter what recipes you wanted to learn to cook this year, and there were a few common themes. Perhaps you've stumbled on some 2011 cooking trends -- could 2011 be the year of Pad Thai? Risotto? Here are a few of our favorite tweets, and some recipes to get started on your culinary goals.

Risotto
What you said:

@ kitsunehime21 I want to learn to make risotto and bake red velvet cupcakes!

@ misslittlepearl I want to perfect my Risotto!
@ FunInTheSun03 Risotto!
@ jh5900 Risotto!

Who knew risotto would be so popular? Why wouldn't it be -- this rich, velvety dish is fancy enough for a dinner party or holiday, but simple enough for a weeknight meal. And it can be made year-round, flavored with seasonal produce, fish, meat -- whatever your pleasure. (Oh, and @ kitsunehime21, try Paula's Red Velvet Cupcakes!)

What we suggest:
Pad Thai
What you said:

@ Mrsjdroberts4, @ LCobbies and @ hdbernard are all dying to learn to make Pad Thai at home, they each chimed in with a resounding "Pad Thai!"

What we suggest:
Indian
What you said:
@ romi_romes Indian food!!
@ whitneygrace715 Chana Masala and anything Indian!

Aarti Sequeira's show Aarti Parti, along with her recipes and videos will help you on your Indian food foray. But try these favorites, too:

What we suggest:
Turkey
What you said:

@ NibblesbyNora Not sure it will be this year but long time goal is to learn to cook a turkey!

@ GinaZ Turkey!
What we suggest:

Any other food resolutions out there? What have you resolved to make in the new year?

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