Top things I would make for potluck?

So I got an email:

Hi Erik,

Sorry to bother you. I wanna pick your brain. If you had to bring something for a pot luck what are the top 5 things/ dishes (appies can be included) you would make? 🙂 I had to ask.

Thanks in advance.

 

Short version:

Dear —–,

I don’t like potlucks.  

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"Hookup" Ragu

wild boar legs and shoulders marinating in wine & aromatics & herbs

There’s a few principles that I use whether in a duck ragu, a wild boar ragu, or oxtail vaccinara.

1) I like to use the best quality meat in my ragus (all of my dishes, really).  I see chefs doing expensive pop ups using commodity meat.  I don’t personally get it.  For me, an animal has died so we might as well source the best ones.  That’s why I love the flavor of wild, and grassfed, and so on.  End of rant 😉 .

2) Intensify the natural flavor with bone and long cooking times […]