Originally Posted by Piobaire
I'm glad my question led to a rather philosophical post.
However, it was more meant to get some suggestions of what to put in the braising liquid in terms of flavours...
Since the you like za'atar maybe keep that ball rolling with a braise flavored by the Arab world? Saffron, cumin, powdered ginger, cinnamon, and all spice along with the typical root vegetables and red wine.