With a little bit of time and the right cooking method, even the toughest piece of meat can be made delicious. Brisket, which comes from the breast of the cow, is a great example. Brisket is a part of Southern history. However, it actually originated as Jewish cuisine. The Ashkenazi Jewish community started cooking brisket in Central and Eastern Europe. It's one of the least tender cuts of beef, but braised, smoked, or slowly roasted, it's rendered soft and satisfying with incredible flavor.