Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Newest Addition to our Kitchen: The Tagine

We've been talking about getting a tagine for ages, but weren't sure if we would use it enough to justify the cost.

Zack & I ran across this beauty at a rummage sale a while back. It was $2.00. We couldn't pass it up.

So, what exactly is a tagine?

The traditional tagine pot is formed entirely of a heavy clay, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides, and a large cone or dome-shaped cover that rests inside the base during cooking. The cover is so designed to promote the return of all condensation to the bottom. With the cover removed, the base can be taken to the table for serving.

Thanks, Wikipedia, for that succinct definition.

We're excited to test it out, but we may wait until the cooler months of the year, since it requires oven cooking for an extended period of time. You never can tell with us, though. We may try it out tomorrow. It may just get cold enough her in the Midwest to justify cranking the oven on!

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