There are some basic recipes that I consider foundational. These are the versatile recipes that form the basis for a multitude of other dishes. I generally like to have at least one or two ready to go. Some, like roast chicken, can be the starting point for a week’s menu. Others, like roasted tomatoes, can be the starting point for an intense pasta dish or risotto.
I’ll make sure all those recipes are tagged as foundation recipes so you can find them easily.