it's a clay pot and can be used either on the stove top (medium low), in the oven or over a fire. we first saw one on (i think it was...) an Anthony Bourdain show done in Morocco in a very rustic setting. Jim said he wanted one, so i filed that wish away and brought it out again at xmas and got him one. a rather selfish thing on my part really as i thought it would be a good addition to our kitchen. he used it (finally) this week and cooked up a really fine meal of chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions, and olives... and it took about an hour over medium low on the stove top. it was a great meal! and now i'm on the hunt for some recipes! highly recommended after just one experience with it. thanks, Tony!
i'd love to know about any recipes that anyone has for this!
here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajine