Thank you for entering my gift-away, and for telling me how you found my little space here - it was very interesting to read about the intertwining connections in this blogging comunity! I'll be hosting another made in Italy gift-away soon - in the meanwhile, this lovely terracotta pot from Umbria will go to la ninja, happy cooking (and please contact me)!
A giftaway, from me to you, to thank you for taking the time to come here, read my words and look at my photos, and share you thoughts in the comments when you're inspired. The other day I saw from the stats that I have visitors from 100 countries - pretty nice! And I received an email that made my day from someone who wrote that she's been reading me for two years - quite a while! So, here's a thank you gift from me to all of you (or one of you, at least this time around).
~ my gift-away: a terracotta pot with lid, made in Italy, diameter 21cm, capacity 2 liters. It can be used on the stove top, oven, and microwave. It's dishwasher safe ~
It's a gift I've chosen with care - a classic Italian terracotta pot, made in Umbria, perfect for the slow cooking that dishes this time of year require: the warm and warming soups and stews in the piping hot pot at the center of the table, that make sitting down to share a meal in the cold season so much cozier. Terracotta pots come from the traditional country style of cooking: they're made of a simple material that is healthy, and efficiently retains and distributes uniformly the heat. They're made to cook very slowly, allowing the ingredients not only to be cooked through (which any pressure pan can do much quicker), but to give that harmonious flavor to a soup or a stew that only comes with slow cooking. There's nothing better than a lentil soup - made with simple and genuine ingredients: lentils, garlic and herbal salt, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil - cooked in a terracotta pot at the end of a chilly day!
If you'd like a chance to receive this gift from me, please leave a comment (I'd love to know how you've found FuoriBorgo!) by Thursday morning, when I'll announce the winner.