Essentials are dried beans, chunks of meat (pork or lamb), garlic sausage, confit and a crumb crust, and long, slow cooking.
When I saw Crumb's work, I started thinking about comics again and realised I'd misjudged them.
The secret is a little parmesan and chopped garlic in the crumb mix.
Generic pic of a crumb -encrusted child's face.
Fat, delicious, boned sardines are given a herby crumb and shallow-fried, served on a sweet-sour onion compote with olive oil and a tomato.