Caring for terracotta cookware

Terracotta roasting pans, casseroles and pots are synonymous with Mediterranean cooking, as well as being used extensively in traditional North African, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines.

Terracotta cookware is available in glazed, partly glazed or unglazed, each affecting the appearance of the piece and certain aspects of its required care (see below).

Food cooked in terracotta requires minimal liquid and no additional fat, …