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where to buy bean pot like in the Rancho Gordo video

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Spanish Table in Berkeley didn't have any.

Maybe someplace in Fruitvale?


Spanish Table
1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Rancho Gordo
1924 Yajome St, Napa, CA 94559

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  1. Both he and Paula Wolfert tweet about Bram Cookware in Sonoma. They sell clay pots inlcuding bean pots.

    1. I didn't get much of a look due to the crowds at the Diana Kennedy book signing event but they definitely had bean pots for sale at the Yajome St. location; I've been meaning to go back and possibly get one.

      1. I believe he sells them at the store in Napa.
        I've noticed at least a couple of different styles when I've gone in.
        Bram has some gorgeous ones as well, and Steve was extolling the virtues of a bean pot he was using from Bram in one of his recent newsletters.

        1. Bram in Sonoma -- as others alluded to, it has really outstanding cookware... look no further:

          It's in Sonoma on the west side of the square, and if you haven't seen it, the place is truly a marvel. They import fab cookware (and from discussion with the owner I gather his brother is a craftsman/manufacturer/whatever in Egypt, meaning items you can't find elsewhere, though they import from several countries). If you go to Sonoma, it's a must-stop (conveniently located next to another favorite store, Sonoma Home, which has lovely linens, etc).

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          1. re: chowtogo

            Does Bram also carry talavera? I was thinking the other day that it is hard to find some of the rustic pottery of Mexico here.

            1. re: SteveG

              Have you checked out Talavera Ceramics in Berkeley? It's a small shop, but pretty well packed with merchandise.