Potatoes and cheese.
It looks simple.
It tastes amazing.
The dish is a catalyst for creativity.
What kind of potatoes? Are they cooked in their skin? Is the liquid for cooking the potatoes flavored? Do we even cook the potatoes in liquid? What kind of fat do we use in the mashed potatoes? Do we add additional liquid to the potatoes? Do we add spices and aromatics? And what type of cheese do we broil on top? There are more questions to ask. Thinking about the pieces unlocks the ideas.