Yes, I prepared a recipe that involved 6 onions, 12 anchovies, and a bunch of black olives, spread over a rectangular flatbread. I even sorta enjoyed the taste I had tonight. Woulda made a good appetizer before our awesome dinner of breaded flounder, rice, and summer squash. However, as I was stuck at work till almost 7pm and the dough and the onions each take an hour or so to prepare, it instead became an extremely eccentric dessert course.
I caramelized the heck out of those onions, which is just about the only way I'm going to eat this much onion in a dish. The sweetness of the onions worked well with the brininess of the anchovies and olives. But still. Weird, right? The things I'll do for Dorie.
You can read about the other wonderful folks who will put crazy ingredients together for Dorie here. It looks like there wasn't a lot of love for this dish. I will say, I wasn't sure about it last night, but this morning Mr Leaven and I both woke up craving a piece for breakfast... it grows on you, I guess.