What inspires you in the kitchen? I am influenced by a myriad of factors. Seasonal and local ingredients play a huge role in what I cook. My tagine has also become a source of inspiration. I have found guidance and inspiration from food blogs and cookbook authors like Paula Wolfert and Mourad Lahlou. Through their books, I have been introduced to the diversity of Moroccan cuisine. Paula suggests that you read through her new book, pick a few recipes you think you’ll enjoy, and give them a try. I followed her recommendation, and intend to share my efforts over the next month. I implore you to share your favorite recipes as well. I understand a little enticement motivates some to submit their favorite creations. Last year, to introduce the tagine Clay Coyote had a recipe contest. We are gearing up for another contest this year. It will coincide with the reveal of our new addition to the Flameware family. This new piece will be the muse of our contest. It will also be awarded as first prize. Curious? Subscribe to our blog for upcoming contest details, the adventures of our globe trekking travel mug, and recipe ideas for your own pottery pieces. I’ll also throw out a few hints, starting with this “piece” of the new Flameware… Any guesses?
Paula explains in her new book that, “Moroccans put much store in what they call baraka, which means good fortune.” So I wish you baraka in all your future culinary ventures!