Versatile ingredients are the key to an inspiring kitchen and an interesting meal. Take ricotta: You can use it for beignets, savory sauerkraut pancakes and even crostini. One of the most adaptable (and satisfying) foundation ingredients to come out of the Tasting Table Test Kitchen recently is braised pork. Seared and then cooked slowly with plenty of aromatics, wine and herbs, it can be taken in numerous directions. We've tried it folded into tortillas for tacos, added to a bowl of broth and noodles for ramen soup, and piled on a sturdy roll and topped with cheese and pickled onions. Then there's our favorite way: sliced and heaped on a plate with a simple green salad on the side.