This plate with Cavaillon decor could also be an aperitif dish, an ashtray, a bottle coaster, etc.
It’s handcrafted in Vallauris, and is part of a multicolored crockery set.
The colors of Provence, associated with the mastery of the craftsman, won’t fail to seduce you for a long time.
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Bread plate? Aperitif dish? Knife rest? What are you going to do with these mini ceramic plates?
Here, in Southern France, we would put in good olives to eat with a piece of bread and Aix en Provence olive oil. But after all, you could also serve candies or place candles on it: it's up to you.
In any case, the charm of these small square plates, which are called ‘sietons’ in Provence when they are round (from Provencal sietoun: saucer) won’t leave you indifferent.
Signature of Vallauris
These items, like the entire Cavaillon collection, are made in white earthenware in the famous pottery city, a major place of craftsmanship since the 17th century.
The workshop authenticates the provenance by signing each piece on the back. An experienced potter, one of the last ‘survivors’ of Vallauris' heyday, is in charge of making this table pottery exclusively for Remember Provence.
We are proud to continue this magnificent work, entirely manual and patient. Why not join us and adopt beautiful, simple, and practical everyday objects of French manufacture?
Discover all the items of the Cavaillon crockery set such as ceramic pottery plates from breakfast to dinner, table utensils, dishes and serving cups. Compatible with the use of oven, microwave and dishwasher.
- 3.94 in
- 3.94 in
- 0.8 in
- 130 g
- Use as
- Apetizer plate, Bread plate, Saucer, Apetizer dish, Tidy plate
1 - Before first use (culinary terracotta only)
Before using your culinary pottery for the first time, we recommend to soak your pottery and its cover overnight in cold water and then to air dry thoroughly.
Then rub it with a clove of garlic and let stand for at least 5 hours.
Before use, clean it by hand, preferably with liquid Marseille soap or a diluted commercial detergent. Once dry, your terracotta pottery is ready to use.
2 - To avoid thermal shocks
Glazed terracotta and earthenware, like any ceramic, are materials sensitive to thermal shocks and can be damaged irreparably. Here are some tips to avoid breakage.
- 1st tip: Not empty!
Never heat or reheat a pottery utensil when it is empty. We recommend placing preparations or food inside, or at least a glass of water, before placing your dishes in the oven or on a cooking source.
- 2nd tip: Cold start
Whatever the heat source, you should always start your cooking in a cold oven, or on a small fire with a heat diffuser. Covered pottery retains heat and loses very little energy. You can heat up slowly. The earth gently cooks the stewed preparations, giving them back their water. These remain soft and tasty. There is no point in raising the temperature sharply. If you adhere to this principle, you can simmer unattended for a long time. Finally, do not use your pottery for quick cooking (roasting meat, for example). It is not appropriate. Prefer utensils made of iron, cast iron, etc, instead.
- 3rd tip: Do not put on a cold surface after cooking
Provide a tea towel, a cork or wooden trivet, and avoid placing it directly on a work surface. The temperature difference between very hot terracotta and a cold surface could create a shock causing cracking. Likewise, never pass from the oven to the refrigerator or vice versa. It would be fatal for your ceramic. Also, do not leave your terracotta or earthenware dish next to a cooking point. The proximity of a very hot temperature can crack the ceramic.
3 - How to clean your pottery
Even if you are using the dishwasher, you must handle your dishes avoiding any shocks. For hand cleaning, avoid metal pads and abrasive sponges. It is better to use natural detergents, such as Marseille soap products. Always rinse thoroughly, especially for utensils that have an unglazed part. You must allow your ceramic to dry completely before storing it. Place the lid separately, or staggered to prevent airtight closing while your dishes are resting. This will help prevent mold, as the terracotta retains moisture.
Thanks to these recommendations, you will rediscover the true flavor of your recipe in this natural earth, and the pleasure of sharing it at dinner.
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