Simple remains the best. Uncluttered dishes with a focus on wholesome, unfettered flavors help paint
dishes that might make us think of a Norman Rockwell painting. At home for my family, these are the dishes that emerge from our humble kitchen. Their techniques and the mastering of them are the very pillars of the culinary world. They are the essential tools that fill up all the toolboxes of great cooks and chefs alike - from my grandmother to Escoffier. The technique of braising is forever like a magic wand, filling pots with the sweet ambrosia of pot roasted meats and succulent vegetables. These dishes evoke the very essence of family, and especially during Passover, the remembrance of tradition.