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Help please! Looking for similat clay pot

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone, 

 

I need help find a clay pot similar to the one in the picture only smaller. 

 

 

 

 

I bought this one a couple of years ago at a local Portuguese store.  My aunt came to visit and LOVED it, so now I want to buy her one, but in a smaller size.  The store I bought this one at only has bigger or very small ones, and looking on the internet I can't find this style of clay pot.  I don't even know the proper name for it other than clay pot. 

 

Does anyone know the proper name for this type of pot, or where online I can find such a thing?  I'm looking for one that is 9"-10" and 4"-4.5" deep. 

 

Thank you immensely! 

post #2 of 6

Your clay pot looks a lot like the ones used in the French Alsace region. 

The Alsace village Soufflenheim is well known for their clay pots;

 

 

In French, these pots are simply called "terrine" or "terrine en terre cuite". In Spain they have their "cazuela" and the Portuguese use a "panela de barro". Normally Spanish and Portuguese pots don't have the decorations, which means that exceptions will be there.

 

This is such a coincidence; yesterday I was watching my favorite french cooking programme "Les Carnets de Julie" on the French FR3 channel. It was about a small Alsace region. In that programme, lovely Julie Andrieu cooks with an alsacian woman a typical baeckeoffe in a very nice 85 year old terrine from her grand mother. Maybe you can open the video, it will be available only temporarily;

http://www.france3.fr/emissions/les-carnets-de-julie

 

 

Happy hunting for your clay pot, now you know what to look for!

post #3 of 6

My post won't be as helpful as Chris's.  Check with your asian grocers. They carry a range of covered clay pots and you may get lucky with something that is close. Asian clay pots tend to more of a V  or round cross section though. Also check your Mexican grocers as they too have covered clay cookware in those colors. 

Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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post #4 of 6

Does your pot have a stem in the middle with a hole at the tip for steam? If so, it might be called a Yunnan clay pot. I have seen them occasionally in Chinese grocery stores. There are also often a variety of other clay pots without the steamer stem. Good luck with your search!

post #5 of 6

Call your store, find out what they are called and shop around . . .

post #6 of 6

Hello :)

 

Perhaps you'll find a similar pot here: http://www.myelsass.com/en/51-pottery-from-soufflenheim-sauerkraut-cooking-pots

 

Greetz from Alsace !

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