Everyone has a favorite dish from a certain cuisine that they will ALWAYS without fail order at any restaurant as soon as they see it listed on the menu. For me, its Osso Buco at Italian restaurants. This fatty piece of meat is incredibly tender when cooked well and is insanely delicious over anything - pasta, mashed potatoes, polenta - you name it.
My obsession started in high school when I went to Italy for the first time. After eating at least four Osso Buco dishes while there, I was determined to learn how to make it back home. This perfected recipe doesn't require wine (which most online recipes do) and is the closest I've gotten to the best Osso Buco dishes I had across Italy. It does require some patience but it is worth every minute.