I want to say right off the bat that I had very little to do with this week's recipe other than eating it, loving it, and curating it. It was sitting there, hot on the table after a particularly long day at work. My wife doesn't always cook, but when she does, she does it right. My first thoughts when I saw it were oooh, shepherd's pie. There's not enough shepherd's pie in my life. I was wrong on several counts. First off, it's not shepherd's pie, as there's no sheep in it. Cattleman's pie is perhaps more like it. Secondly—and this only became clear after I started eating—That stuff that looks like potato on top? It ain't potato.
'cottage pies' on Serious Eats
This Colombian take on a cottage pie is flavored with tomatoes and onions and topped with creamy mashed yuca.
I've probably had as many bad versions of cottage pie as good ones, yet that doesn't seem to stop me from trying my luck. Perhaps I just associate them with cool, rainy weather of London, and the warm pubs I...