Potato Tarte Flambée
For her spectacular vegetarian take on tarte flambée (Alsatian-style pizza with onions and bacon), Julianne Jones layers thin potato slices on French sourdough (levain), adding crème fraîche for extra tanginess. The key to achieving a crisp crust is stretching the dough thin and baking it quickly in a very hot oven. Slideshow: More Amazing Vegetarian RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine America's Greatest New Cooks
You can buy raw levain dough from select bakeries. Maldon sea salt has a great crunch and a remarkably subtle, briny flavor; it is available at most grocery stores and online.
Ripe, full-bodied Alsace white