Cazuelas are traditional Spanish earthenware that have been around for thousands of years. These are either hand-thrown or mass-produced terracota cooking dishes that come in various sizes. They say the ‘magical’ thing about cazuelas is that the food cooked and served in one will continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, long after you’ve taken it off the fire.
During my walk around La Boqueria in Barcelona, I chanced upon this quaint shop…
Aside from cazuelas, the shop also sold other lovely items.
I very much wanted to buy a lot but they were quite heavy so I just bought three small tapas dishes. This one now sits on my worktable at home. Someday, I will use it to serve olives, complete with little toothpicks on the side. But for now, I’ll just keep it on my table as a reminder of that wonderful afternoon I spent exploring La Boqueria.