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Tom VD Oct 13, 2006 04:13 PM

Hi All,

As a fan of Middle Eastern cooking, I was wondering where one could buy a good tagine around the Boston area. I am talking about the clay 'pot' itself, not the dish, although restaurant tips would be welcome as well. -- Thanks!

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  1. GretchenS RE: Tom VD Oct 13, 2006 05:41 PM

    I have seen them (at insane prices, admittedly) at Sur La Table at Chestnut Hill.

    1. pamalamb RE: Tom VD Oct 13, 2006 06:19 PM

      If you're willing to drive a while, I saw some very nice ones at the Le Creuset store in the Wrentham Outlets. Cheaper than usual for a Le Creuset, and in all the colors.

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        Chicky RE: Tom VD Oct 14, 2006 08:03 PM

        Le Creuset is not an authentic tagine but it can be used on top of the stove as well as in the oven. The results, IMHO, are not the same as the clay tagine. If you are looking for a traditional Moroccan tagine - good luck. I tried to find one over the holidays but had no luck. The Syrian market in the South End told me they had them once in a while and that they quickly sold out. Might be worth a call.

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          Seamus RE: Tom VD Oct 15, 2006 03:21 AM

          We were in Montreal recently and purchased a tangine at the outdoor food market in Montreal. Our cost was approximately $40. We were told it was suitable for 6 individuals. We haven't used it yet, however. The market is absolutely spectacular. It puts Haymarket to shame and then some. Our afternoon at the Montreal market was one of the highlights of our trip. Any chowhound would love it. Check out the Montreal board for information on the market. If I can find the business card from the owner, I will post it.

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            edebudeliao RE: Tom VD Oct 16, 2006 04:45 AM

            they are selling a tagine at Tags on Porter Sq, pricy & inauthentic. There's some kind of Moroccan store on the Elmer Bumpus Bridge on Washington St just south of Union Sq, I believe they used to sell tagines, no doubt also pricy, but maybe authentic. Good luck

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              Tom VD RE: edebudeliao Oct 16, 2006 03:57 PM

              Well, thanks all. You can actually buy authentic clay tagines at www.tagines.com. I was trying to avoid that, but maybe I'll do it anyway, since they seem to be so hard to come buy around Boston.

            2. Ernie Diamond RE: Tom VD Oct 16, 2006 04:13 PM

              If you look around the shops at Haymarket you may have some luck. I recall seeing them from time to time at the Halal butcher shops.

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