“In my childhood, I visited the archeological digs of the Indus Valley Civilization in Pakistan, one of the earliest civilizations. I was in awe of their terracotta cooking vessels — thousands of years old and in a striking palette of burnt orange hues. I understood then all that cooking represents: our intellect, creativity, identity, and soul. Growing food in the earth and transforming it through cooking is a uniquely and universally human experience. When I see this Terracotta Always Pan, I am reminded of all the ways in which home-cooking connects us across traditions and through time.”
Our Place will be celebrating the launch of the Terracotta Always Pan by sharing stories and recipes from farmers, foragers, and makers, including environmental activist Jenny Ong, who is making crispy tomato fried rice with herbs from her garden, and Alexis Nikole of Black Forager, who is making the Cape Verdean rice and beans dish, jagacida.
Tonally similar to Our Place’s all-time #1 bestselling color, Spice, but in an earthy clay hue, Terracotta is sure to sell-out fast.