Author Paula Wolfert on clay-pot cooking: “I have lost count of the hundreds of clay pots that I own. I love their earthiness and their simplicity.”

October 01, 2009

Glazed

Spanish cazuelas and other glazed earthenware are often inexpensive; the coating makes some dishwasher-safe.

Recipe:
Pasta with Smothered Broccoli Rabe and Olives

Sources: bramcookware.com, spanishtable.com, tienda.com

Flameware

This new composite material resists cracking at high temperatures.

Recipes:
Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Clay-Pot Tarte Tatin (left)

Sources: billsaxpottery.com, claycoyote.com, emilehenryusa.com

Unglazed

Colombian La Chamba casseroles and other unglazed pots impart an earthy, sweet flavor to stews. Some benefit from regular seasoning with oil.

Sources: mytoque.com, gourmetsleuth.com

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