When you’re in the mood for a meal that’s been slow-cooked to rich, tender perfection (say, after a long day out in the cold), look to this traditional Moroccan tagine. It was crafted by artisans in a design that goes back millennia, and once you learn the ropes, you’ll be using it to cook up all manner of stews, roasted meats and more.
Molded from clay in Morocco, then hand-painted and glazed by local artisans, each tagine is totally one of a kind. But it’s more than just beautiful—it’ll turn out a damn delicious dish if you play your cards right. The shape of the lid is the key, channeling evaporated moisture back down into the ingredients as they cook and preventing food from drying out, even after hours on the stove.