Braised Lamb Shanks - This is a very basic formula for braising lamb shanks, adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters. Like many Alice Waters recipes, it's simple but perfect. Using nothing but the same aromatics you usually have around the house (onions, carrots, bay leaves and so forth) and some minimal prep time, you can get this braise started, have an excellent nap and wake up to a nearly ready dinner.
NYT Cooking: This recipe requires a little extra effort – you have to whip the egg whites separately and then fold them into the batter - but the reward is a light, ethereal cake topped with glistening, caramelized cranberries. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, and prepare yourself for accolades.