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The hearty Alsatian casserole called Baeckeoffe (“bake oven”) is made a bit more elegant by Michelin three-star chef Antoine Westermann, who combines a whole chicken with Riesling, potatoes, artichokes, tomatoes, fragrant herbs like rosemary and thyme, and plenty of garlic. Preserved lemon blanched in syrup adds another elegant layer of aromatic flavor. As per tradition, the casserole dish is tightly sealed with a ring of dough, then simmered in the oven until juicy and tender. For a dessert recipe from the chef, see his Caramelized Brioche with Glazed Pears and Beer Ice Cream recipe.