La Tienda in the Press
Food and Wine - February 21, 2020
How to Get Started with Clay Pot CookingThe first step to cooking in a ddukbaegi, tagine, or cazuela? Finding the right vessel and learning how to use it best.
Mary-Frances Heck and Paige Grandjean
Clay pots are beloved around the world for their ability to cook especially delicious food, concentrating flavors and retaining heat with ease. From the Moroccan tagine to the Japanese donabe, these vessels aren't just hardworking cooking gear—they can go straight from oven and stove to table while looking as beautiful as their contents taste. But cooking with clay pots requires a bit of know-how. Since they're made of, well, clay, they perform differently than metal pots and pans. Check out these quick tips on seasoning, cleaning, and cooking before you get started.