I love to cook. I would much rather make something new than something I've made before. Which leads to my not being super proficient at any one dish. What dishes would you suggest that I begin making over and over (ala Julia Child while drafting The French Chef) to get it just right in taste, texture, appearance, and also make it foolproof? Roast chicken, obviously. What else? (I'm not talking the obscure or arcane, like sea urchin. Just good old comfort food.)
I look forward to your suggestions.