"...Braised in warmth, seared in passion, Sautéed in a cruel satiric humour, Garnished red, to a near perfection, Served scorching hot or a blue surrender, Terracotta heart an agile quill, Terracotta heart as strong as the will, Achille's heel ageing to extinction, Alas! Never mend this fatal habitation.."
- C H A N D R I M A B A N E R J E E
Significance of Terracotta
What most people don't know is Terracotta is quite a malleable material. Not in terms of flexibility per say, but in terms of how vastly the resultants might vary even though the process is the same! It's the glaze that makes the difference. In terms of looks, aesthetic and usage.
Out of the Kiln
The glaze, you see is an important factor in making the ceramic so recognizable. The noticeable shine and smoothness can be attributed to this very glaze which in fact makes it distinguishable from regular terracotta products. The gorgeous colours, patterns and all the varieties of surface embellishments in general are all thanks to this very glaze.
Easy to clean
As you know ceramic dishes are easy to clean. If food ends up sticking to the surface using scouring pads or washing liquid should not damage the surface. Plus it shouldn’t leave scratches or marks on the bottom of the cookware. Unlike several plastic dinnerware which are a huge problem with oily foods, ceramics are the easiest and very convenient.
A clean palette
Ceramics are a great way to deal with staining. If the cutlery you use generally stains after using oil or any spices on it, that means it's time to shift the material. Ofcourse ceramics has an upper hand in hygiene but aesthetic wise, check out any food blog; you'll always find loads of ceramic dine ware to pair along with the dishes. Yes, plastic is cheap and steel is sturdy, but ceramics don't compromise. They're affordable, easy to clean, sturdy and beautiful.