Courtesy of Emily Luchetti from Farallon, San Francisco, CA
Take your favorite tart or pie dough recipe. Make your basic shell, pre-bake it in the oven so it will get nicely browned and crusty. Then it's time to slice your strawberries, but be sure to taste them first because depending on how sweet, they may only need a little bit of sugar, they may need more, but just make sure you sweeten them to taste. Place them in the middle of your tart or pie shell, and you can add some whipped-cream with a little bit of sugar and vanilla. If the strawberries are just a little bit flat, another trick is to add a little bit of Grand Marnier to them, which perks them up a little bit. A tiny bit of lemon juice could also help with this alongside the sugar.