This Mortadella Pizza begins with the Napoletana dough, which in turn begins with a starter. Using a starter instead of just yeast adds a depth of flavor and contributes to the dough's wonderfully stretchy, pliant qualities.
This recipe comes from Zahav, the chef Michael Solomonov’s Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, which is known for its silky and wonderfully rich hummus. Garlic and lemon play small roles here; the indisputable co-stars are the freshly cooked chickpeas and the nutty tahini. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)