Quite simply, VitaClay® is amazing because nature’s organic unglazed clay is amazing. It’s greener than green with no toxins or dangerous coatings plus clay amplifies flavors, stabilizes textures and increases nutrient bio-availability. Add VitaClay’s time and energy-saving modern synergistic heating technology to the mix and you’ve got the best of both worlds at your fingertips.
Like any physician, when I am working in the O.R. I need the right tools to get the job done. And as a chef, when I operate in the kitchen, the same golden rule applies. That’s why my VitaClay is always close at hand whenever I am crafting delicious, but nutritious meals.
Having spent a lot of time traveling abroad, and especially to Asia, I particularly appreciate the rationale and technique behind classic and customary methods of food preparation and cookery. When preparing rice in such a traditional manner, there is no substitute for the time honored technique of utilizing clay pot cookery.
The VitaClay is made from the unique organic unglazed Zisha clay in China where earthenware pottery has been produced from this exceptional source for thousands of years. Unlike modern slow cookers, the VitaClay contains no lead, no aluminum and no non-stick chemicals.
Clay is a natural insulator that holds and absorbs heat to cook foods slowly and evenly as heat and moisture circulate through the clay during the cooking process. In contrast to the acidity found in so many foods common to the modern Western diet, the clay that forms the vessel and the airtight lid is naturally alkaline. These factors help seal in essential nutrients, vitamins, enzymes and most importantly flavors. The result is a process that imparts subtle earthy tones and distinctive textures that you just can’t get from other methods or cookers.
Unlike traditional clay pots, the VitaClay slow cooker combines these natural ancient benefits with modern convenience. The computerized thermostat controls allows programming from 10 minutes to 5 hours. These contemporary electronics allow the VitaClay to cook 4 times faster and the delayed timer can keep your food warm for up to 12 hours. It is an ecofriendly addition to any kitchen, cutting energy usage by up to 50%. It’s an incredible multitasker, replacing the crock pot, slow cooker, rice cooker, and because of its low temperature feature, even a yogurt maker. Such sources of probiotics are an increasingly recognized critical component of good health.
If you love great tasting food and care not just about the quality of the ingredients, but how they are prepared; then you simply cannot do without a VitaClay !
Doc really is a Doc. Dr. Mike Fenster, M.D., F.A.C.C., FSCA&I, PEMBA, combines his culinary talents and Asian philosophy with medical expertise, creating winning recipes for healthy eating. Known to his audiences as “Dr. Mike,” he is frequently asked to present live cooking demonstrations and lectures at meetings such as the national convention of The American Culinary Federation; as well as giving numerous radio and television interviews on health and food shows both nationally and internationally