Terracotta Tagine

Cook, then serve your food in a terracotta tagine pot—its centuries-old, conical design originated in Northern Africa and works masterfully when it comes to slow cooking and braising. Before you load your ceramic vessel and stick it in the oven, soak the lid in water for 10 minutes. Then, place the whole thing in the oven. As it heats up, steam rises into the cone, then condenses and trickles back into the shallow base, creating a moisture-perfect environment. Whether you're braising meat, steaming veggies, or making sauces, this slow method of cooking protects the food’s nutrients and rich flavors. And not only goes from oven to countertop, it also can go back in the freezer when you're done eating. The company that makes these ceramic cookers traces its lineage back to the 1800s. Since then, they have moved their manufacturing from England to Portugal, but remain true to their timeless ceramic designs.

Mason Cash

Tagine Ceramic Cooking Vessel

Terracotta Tagine

Cook, then serve your food in a terracotta tagine pot—its centuries-old, conical design originated in Northern Africa and works masterfully when it comes to slow cooking and braising. Before you load your ceramic vessel and stick it in the oven, soak the lid in water for 10 minutes. Then, place the whole thing in the oven. As it heats up, steam rises into the cone, then condenses and trickles back into the shallow base, creating a moisture-perfect environment. Whether you're braising meat, steaming veggies, or making sauces, this slow method of cooking protects the food’s nutrients and rich flavors. And not only goes from oven to countertop, it also can go back in the freezer when you're done eating. The company that makes these ceramic cookers traces its lineage back to the 1800s. Since then, they have moved their manufacturing from England to Portugal, but remain true to their timeless ceramic designs.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Catherine
    Catherine

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Mason Cash Tagine to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Paul
    Paul
    11/3/2017 10:44 AM

    Good morning everyone:

    Cooking in a Tagine is very simple.

    Think of it as a slow cooker that produces healthy delicious food in a method that protects its nutrients and flavors.

    It's design can be traced all the way back to the 9th century.

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:11 AM

    Hello Paul, thanks for your comments. Sounds like you've had terrific tagine experiences. Cooking in a tagine is a slow process. It can take beef and lamb up to four hours to cook and poultry about two hours.

    Just remember, don't compromise with the timing or the temp as your dish will not taste as delicious.

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne
    11/3/2017 10:53 AM

    Love traditional cooking tools like these!!!!

    Especially a tagine which is kind of "set it and forget it". (my kind of cooking)

    Once you have it loaded up you can relax and let it do its magic. I have a small one that serves two but this one looks big enough to serve for a dinner party.

    How many people could you feed using this size?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:03 AM

    Hi Andrienne: The Mason Cash Tagine Typically serves 4 when served with rice/cous cous or steamed veggies. But, if you are particularly hungry and just want a bowl of delicious stew, the tagine will serve two

  • David
    David
    11/3/2017 10:55 AM

    Could I use this on my charcoal or gas grill?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:06 AM

    Hello David, the tagine cannot be used on direct heat like charcoal or a gas grill or stovetop. It is oven safe to 300 degrees. It should be placed in a cold oven allowing the tagine and the oven to heat up together.

  • Heidi
    Heidi
    11/3/2017 11:14 AM

    HI Catherine! This is just lovely, but I have noticed that many tagine recipes have you first use it on a burner and then move it to the oven. Can you do that with this tagine?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:22 AM

    Hello Heidi, our tagine is not designed for stove top use. if your recipe calls for prebrowning, that would have to be done in another pan and then placed in the tagine for the slow roast that follows.

    Remember, don't rush the roasting. The longer it says in the oven, the more tender and delicious the food becomes. Oven temp should not exceed 300 degrees. Included with the tagine comes two recipes; one for Chicken with Mint and Honey and another for a Vegitarian Tagine.

  • Annette
    Annette
    11/3/2017 11:15 AM

    Why is the Tagine shaped in this unique way?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:28 AM

    Hello Annette, great question.

    The tagine is designed with a cone-shaped top to contain moisture during the cooking process.

    You can place a piece of ice into the groove on the top of the tagine ,which upon melting, creates more steam in the tagine. Steam is the secret to creating succulent flavorful dishes.

    The tagine also features a rim at the top of the lid which is used for additional grip.

  • Cecille
    Cecille
    11/3/2017 12:09 PM

    Hi Catherine, I typically cook for my family of 5; so I wondered how much meat the Tagine can hold - a whole chicken, a small roast?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 12:23 PM

    Hello Cecille,

    Included in the box you'll receive are two recipes.

    Our chicken recipe calls for one four pound chicken cut into 8 pieces..along with herbs, spices and the ingredients for the glaze.

    I know your family will love the taste and presentation you get when cooking in a tagine.

    You can take the tagine right from the oven to the table so no extra dishes to clean up! Be sure to use a trivet before placing the tagine on your table, as it will be hot. Same goes for the lid.

    Thank you for joining the conversation.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Mason Cash

Tagine Ceramic Cooking Vessel

Terracotta Tagine

Cook, then serve your food in a terracotta tagine pot—its centuries-old, conical design originated in Northern Africa and works masterfully when it comes to slow cooking and braising.

Before you load your ceramic vessel and stick it in the oven, soak the lid in water for 10 minutes. Then, place the whole thing in the oven. As it
heats up, steam rises into the cone, then condenses and trickles back into the shallow base, creating a moisture-perfect environment.

Whether you're braising meat, steaming veggies, or making sauces, this slow method of cooking protects the food’s nutrients and rich flavors. And not only goes from oven to countertop, it also can go back in the freezer when you're done eating.

The company that makes these ceramic cookers traces its lineage back to the 1800s. Since then, they have moved their manufacturing from England to Portugal, but remain true to their timeless ceramic designs.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Catherine
    Catherine

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Mason Cash Tagine to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Paul
    Paul
    11/3/2017 10:44 AM

    Good morning everyone:

    Cooking in a Tagine is very simple.

    Think of it as a slow cooker that produces healthy delicious food in a method that protects its nutrients and flavors.

    It's design can be traced all the way back to the 9th century.

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:11 AM

    Hello Paul, thanks for your comments. Sounds like you've had terrific tagine experiences. Cooking in a tagine is a slow process. It can take beef and lamb up to four hours to cook and poultry about two hours.

    Just remember, don't compromise with the timing or the temp as your dish will not taste as delicious.

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne
    11/3/2017 10:53 AM

    Love traditional cooking tools like these!!!!

    Especially a tagine which is kind of "set it and forget it". (my kind of cooking)

    Once you have it loaded up you can relax and let it do its magic. I have a small one that serves two but this one looks big enough to serve for a dinner party.

    How many people could you feed using this size?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:03 AM

    Hi Andrienne: The Mason Cash Tagine Typically serves 4 when served with rice/cous cous or steamed veggies. But, if you are particularly hungry and just want a bowl of delicious stew, the tagine will serve two

  • David
    David
    11/3/2017 10:55 AM

    Could I use this on my charcoal or gas grill?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:06 AM

    Hello David, the tagine cannot be used on direct heat like charcoal or a gas grill or stovetop. It is oven safe to 300 degrees. It should be placed in a cold oven allowing the tagine and the oven to heat up together.

  • Heidi
    Heidi
    11/3/2017 11:14 AM

    HI Catherine! This is just lovely, but I have noticed that many tagine recipes have you first use it on a burner and then move it to the oven. Can you do that with this tagine?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:22 AM

    Hello Heidi, our tagine is not designed for stove top use. if your recipe calls for prebrowning, that would have to be done in another pan and then placed in the tagine for the slow roast that follows.

    Remember, don't rush the roasting. The longer it says in the oven, the more tender and delicious the food becomes. Oven temp should not exceed 300 degrees. Included with the tagine comes two recipes; one for Chicken with Mint and Honey and another for a Vegitarian Tagine.

  • Annette
    Annette
    11/3/2017 11:15 AM

    Why is the Tagine shaped in this unique way?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 11:28 AM

    Hello Annette, great question.

    The tagine is designed with a cone-shaped top to contain moisture during the cooking process.

    You can place a piece of ice into the groove on the top of the tagine ,which upon melting, creates more steam in the tagine. Steam is the secret to creating succulent flavorful dishes.

    The tagine also features a rim at the top of the lid which is used for additional grip.

  • Cecille
    Cecille
    11/3/2017 12:09 PM

    Hi Catherine, I typically cook for my family of 5; so I wondered how much meat the Tagine can hold - a whole chicken, a small roast?

  • Catherine
    Catherine – Special Guest
    11/3/2017 12:23 PM

    Hello Cecille,

    Included in the box you'll receive are two recipes.

    Our chicken recipe calls for one four pound chicken cut into 8 pieces..along with herbs, spices and the ingredients for the glaze.

    I know your family will love the taste and presentation you get when cooking in a tagine.

    You can take the tagine right from the oven to the table so no extra dishes to clean up! Be sure to use a trivet before placing the tagine on your table, as it will be hot. Same goes for the lid.

    Thank you for joining the conversation.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.