Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cook it up in clay pot

The charm of traditional cooking is making a comeback. Modern kitchens and master chefs to homemakers are regaling in the bygone era exploring the wonders of cooking in clay pot. Ask your granny and you will hear about the rich spread of food prepared in clay or earthen pots. These recipes are like secret that have become part of family legacy.
Clay creates a creative concoction
Cooking clay pot might be the new wave of cooking but it is as old as it is new to the market. It’s like getting a secret formula from traditional treasure box and presenting it in a renewed format. This method of cooking is more like clay pots making a comeback on the kitchen shelves.
With the modernisation enveloping the world, clay was replaced by metal pots since they looked fancy and made food quicker. Households began to shove away the clay pots and metals began to shine. They came in all sorts of sizes, colours and attractive features.
Back to basics
In ancient times people used pots made from natural and unglazed clay that was moulded into a vessel for cooking. The core benefit was this cooking technique as it made food in healthier and tastier by restoring all its nutrients.
Metal menace galore
Have you ever given a thought on what metal cook wear does to the quality of the food? While cooking in metals pots and pans the food gets laced with toxins, metal ions and other harmful elements. When citrus food comes in contact with metal we all know what reaction happens. Yet we have thoughtlessly adopted this fancy means of making food.
Time to walk a few steps backwards
Now that clay pot cooking is slowing gaining centre stage, it’s best to go back a little in time and bring back old wisdom. Remove the dust from the clay pots stuffed somewhere in the storeroom. Wash it off and begin a new cooking journey making some of the best recipes and getting loads of compliments from your husband, kids and family members.
 Many benefits of cooking in clay pots
While dinning in those swanky restaurants you might have been served soup and other stuff in clay pots with aroma simmering out from them. Just by looking at the clay bowl placed in front of you, the taste buds begin to dance. With the first bite the taste of the food brings out that expression of bliss on the face.
Create same experience at home now by adopting cooking in clay pots that are widely available in the market. Get Korean Stone bowl or ceramic bean pot to earthen clay pot, it will all turn your dishes yummy and nutritious.
Squeeze in the benefits that include
  • Clay pot locks all the steam and nutrient of the food when the lid is closed. This ensures the food is 100 per cent healthy to consume.
  • Cooking is superior with proper use of heat ensuring the food is not burnt or nutrients not lost while putting the pot on stove.

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