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Would You Rather Be Making A Pot To Cook In Or Cooking In A Pot That You Or Someone Else Made? | July 24, 2013

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#1 lorielle



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

Many potters I know are cooks. Would you rather be making a pot to cook or in or cooking in a pot that you or someone else made?  Is there a particular pot that you like to cook in?  Why?  While I like to make cooking and serving pots, I really like to use other people's pots.  It's nice to think about the person that made the pot, even if I don't know them.  I have a tagine from Morocco that I love to cook tagines and stews in.  I don't know who made it, but I love that I am using a pot that is so common in a culture different from mine.  Also, I love to make stews and such in colder weather.  There is something so homey about making a delicious tagine or stew when it's cold outside, and knowing that people all over the world feel the same way. 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

i have many other people's pots in my kitchen.  only seconds of my own.  i am still hoping that June Cleaver will appear to take over the cooking.

"putting you down does not raise me up."

#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

My husband grills almost every day 365/year. I do have a favorite dish for baking stuffed peppers. I also made him a casserole for an Italian stew that gets baked in the oven. He loves to cook so we split the cooking.

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#4 Mark C.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:35 AM

I would rather make the post and eat the food as cooking is not my top enjoy item. Maybe when June Cleaver is done at old ladys place you can send her over. I hate to shop as well. Unless its tools cameras or dive gear.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

I like to makes pots far more than sell them. I like to create glazes more than glaze pots. I like to cook & taste more that sit down & eat.

I would love to make a bread baking wood fired oven but I doubt  would ever fire it.

I like pans instead of pots but love to cook seafood & meat.

Interesting question.

If you have ever watched the cooking channel as I have, you have seen a Englist fellow Jammie somebody with abit of a lisp that had a cooking show.

He used a beehive outdoor wood oven that looks like the best oven I've seen. Heat it to 700 deg f + and anything cooks beautifully in just minutes , except when it rains.


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