Clay Pot

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Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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A great cooking tool and a great investment. In a covered clay pot, food can cook in minimal liquid, retaining the essential nutrients and vitamins. The ridges in the pot allow the steam and liquid to fully encircle and cook the food evenly. Clay pots are outstanding for cooking tougher cuts of meat because they help the meat stay moist and juicy. A medium-size or large unglazed clay pot is best because it can soak up considerably more water, slowing the cooking process for braising meats. Serve the food in the pot directly at the dining table, regardless of the pot’s condition. Your diners will know they’re having the very best of comfort foods.