It’s a Vallauris traditional ceramic and can be decorated (sgraffito) on option.
A nice presentation for all your salads!
Compatible with microwaves and dishwashers. The piece is stamped by the potter...
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For table or kitchen
This large ceramic salad bowl will serve you well. Composed of glazed clay, the culinary pottery container is not toxic to health. As a salad bowl, it can also withstand the heat of the oven to maintain a warm food content. It goes in the microwave to heat food without worry. At the table, it will beautifully present all your salads: rice salads, pasta, fruit salads or summer giant salads. It can also stay in the center of the table to hold your fruit, like a still life by Paul Cézanne. Several dimensions are proposed for different capacities and uses.
The pottery tradition
Vallauris is famous for its culinary pottery which was a major activity of the city until the twentieth century. Today, rare potters still perpetuate the tradition, and the pieces that we offer in shop are manufactured by one of them on request. The bowl can be left without decoration with a glazed finish on the top, but a sgraffito decor (patterns as engraved on the base) is possible on option. Please, make your choice on this page before adding the product to the cart. In any case, you will buy a unique piece to keep for a long time, because we attach to a handmade object with a soul ...
Pottery and tableware
This fruit ceramic bowl harmonizes perfectly with earthen pitchers, also made by the craftsman in two finishes: without decoration, or with sgraffito decor. You might also like stacked flared bowls from the same range. These objects will give an authentic Provencal touch to your table and your kitchen decoration.
- 4 in, 4.7 in, 5.1 in
- 6.7 in, 8.7 in, 10.2 in
- 1.9 lb, 2.7 lb, 4 lb
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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