Although tagines are certainly symbolic of Moroccan cooking, not everyone knows how to use them. In fact, some Moroccan home cooks are so accustomed to the modern method of cooking in a pressure cooker that they're intimidated to try making stews the more traditional way!
You need not follow suit. Clay or ceramic tagines are not only easy to use, but they yield flavor and texture that can't be matched by conventional pots or pressure cookers. Check out How Do You Use a Tagine? for tips on how to use this simple, yet remarkable, cooking vessel.
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