Slow food in record-setting time? This high tech tool makes it possible. Our new favorite multitask: the VITACLAY SMART COOKER DELUXE can be programmed to prepare stews, soups, and braised beef or port in half the time of a conventional slow cooker, switching to “warm” mode once your dish is done. Plus, it also makes perfectly steamed white, brown and sticky rice-and it does it all in an unglazed clay insert you can use as a serving dish. (Most are made of aluminum or stainless steel.) Talk about a triple play!
Our newsletters include how to care for your clay pot, how much liquid to use with various types of rice (and how to mix it up), one-pot meals, steaming and what types of cooking materials are right for your family.