In Texas, a brisket would go on the grill. In Ireland it would get corned (that means weeklong bath in herbs and salt), then boiled. And in a Jewish family, a brisket is the center of the holiday table.
I don't have any hard evidence that it cures anything, but I do know it's what I turn to when I've had a rough day. Just about every culture has their version of chicken noodle soup which is a simple saute of onions, carrots, and celery, chicken stock and pasta.
I love the slightly sweet and herbaceous flavor of lamb and as we move into late winter, a roasted lamb makes me think about the coming warm weather of springtime. This recipe is for a boneless leg of lamb with a Mediterranean stuffing of garlicky olives called tapenade.