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Win a Cook on Clay Casserole

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

April 17th, 2014

The kitchen of Deborah Madison (one of our favorite cookbook authors and Fine Cooking contributors) celebrates its Southwestern locale in its architecture and décor. Now, cookware isn't exactly décor, but as you can see in the photo, Deborah's Cook on Clay casserole is gorgeous enough to keep out all the time.

Behind the Kitchen Door: Get a tour of Deborah's kitchen.

Add a little Southwestern flavor to your kitchen. Enter to win a Cook on Clay casserole like the one Deborah uses by leaving a comment below.  I'll pick a comment at random on Monday, June 30, and email the winner. Good luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 17, 2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, June 30, 2014. The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway is void where prohibited.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on the Giveaway post featured on ( All entries become the property of the Sponsors. Only one entry per person. Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Giveaway period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Giveaway. The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Giveaway. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Giveaway Rules.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize which includes: a Cook on Clay casserole with lid. Total retail value of the prize is approximately $210.00.

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NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

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WINNING: On or about Tuesday, July 1, 2014 one comment will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received and the winner will be notified by email. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 31, 2014 to: Fine Cooking "Fine Cooking – Behind the Kitchen Door Cook on Clay casserole Giveaway List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

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Comments (51)

Toniak writes: I love the clay! Posted: 11:04 pm on October 17th

KatiaC writes: I cook in Italian clay pots frequently. This version is as beautiful as it is useful!! Love Deborah Madison's cheerful, efficent kitchen......almost as much as I love her cookbooks!
Posted: 1:12 pm on July 8th

user-3363595 writes: I LOVE the skylight. What a neat dining area. Posted: 1:39 pm on June 29th

hweyliu writes: this giveaway will be perfect for my kitchen! Posted: 10:53 am on June 29th

sharklady71 writes: A very lovely dish. I would love to add this to my kitchen collection. Posted: 5:09 pm on June 28th

Beach Girl writes: I like many of the ideas for a small kitchen (I have a small one too): good cabinet storage ideas, neat backsplash material, and attractive use of the canning jars. The clay cooker would add to any choice of kitchen decor and should be a healthy alternative. Would love to try it myself.

Posted: 6:51 am on June 26th

AnnDeCollibus writes: I loved the tour of this well planned and colorful kitchen. I appreciate her love of all things simple and handcrafted collection of pottery. I use CLay cookware quite a bit and find it amazing. I would love to own A Cook on Clay Pot! I hear they are amazing and are made locally near where I live and work as a Potter and a localvore cook as well. I appreciate the lack of tons of utensils in this kitchen! Beautiful!I also ause Deborah's cookbook quite abit as I have a huge veggie patch! Posted: 10:01 am on June 20th

thepiranha writes: Very cool item! I would love to add this to my kitchen collection. Posted: 12:53 am on June 19th

intensev5 writes: What a great item -- I have never seen anything like it. I want it! Posted: 11:39 pm on June 18th

NJRed writes: This casserole dish is so very beautiful. I would love to win it and start cooking! I've heard how wonderful clay cooking is and can't wait to give it a try.
Posted: 10:30 pm on June 18th

mamaweasel writes: The clay makes the BEST roast chicken would love to win one!!!!!!!! Posted: 4:02 pm on June 18th

user-3510652 writes: This sounds great,I never heard of Clay cookwear before..thanks for the chance. Posted: 8:48 pm on June 17th

user-3510313 writes: clay is an excellent choice for cooking Posted: 6:31 pm on June 17th

BethElderton writes: What a beautiful, natural kitchen! And, yes...a piece of cookware as lovely as this one is, too, a part of the decor. Posted: 6:07 pm on June 17th

truckerofbc writes: This looks like a great gift idea that my wife would love to have. She does a lot of oven roasting. Posted: 6:05 pm on June 17th

usacecil writes: Great giveaway. Thank you! Posted: 11:29 pm on June 16th

kennelgirlbev writes: I used to use the old Romertopf clay cookers but this looks so new and exciting for bread baking, braises and stews. I look forward to the opportunity of "what is old is new again" technology if I am chosen. Posted: 8:24 pm on June 16th

Gardeningcats writes: Looks interesting to try out! Thanks for the chance! Posted: 4:59 pm on June 16th

foodsitejunkie writes: Have been lusting after one of these vessels for some time now. Pick me, please. Posted: 3:15 pm on June 16th

PecosGardener writes: I've never seen clay on the stove top before, but it makes sense! Very attractive styling as well. As one who enjoys baking bread, I'm intrigued by the idea of baking in a clay vessel of this type. Probably similar to using cast iron, I imagine. Thanks for organizing a giveaway! Posted: 12:11 pm on June 16th

ceebee01 writes: Interesting clay cooking pot. I had one years ago that my mother brought from Italy. Would love a new stylish one. Posted: 9:51 am on June 16th

PixiePastry writes: How exciting; I actually have one of these that I've never used. Beautiful kitchen also and I love the colors, they are the same as mine :) Posted: 9:36 am on June 16th

chileheaddave writes: Thanks for the chance. I'd love to try one Posted: 8:31 am on June 16th

pbrommel writes: Gorgeous casserole and the recipes sound delicious, especially Grandmother's Pie! Posted: 8:11 am on June 16th

son_of_brooklyn writes: It seems that it could add some depth to the cooked food. Posted: 7:52 am on June 16th

user-3248474 writes: Beautiful casserole. Would love to use that to cook fall/winter meals. It is pretty enough to leave out on the stove too. Posted: 7:16 am on June 16th

Finnwalker writes: Not only useful, but beautiful too! Would love to see this in my kitchen :-)
Posted: 6:43 am on June 16th

lynnalm writes: How exciting it would be to win a casserole that one of my all time favorite cookbook author also uses! Posted: 6:39 am on June 16th

foxglove5144 writes: I would love taste food cooked in a clay dish. Posted: 6:04 am on June 16th

user-3504784 writes: I just received an email from Fine Cooking and saw the information about registering to win a Cook on Clay Casserole. This is one of the most beautiful casserole dishes I have seen online or in stores. If I don't win one I will have to buy one. Thanks for the opportunity, Deborah. Posted: 4:05 am on June 16th

jenniferedit writes: I've never cooked in/on clay before but would love to try it. Looks very functional/practical! Thank you for the opportunity. Posted: 7:26 pm on June 15th

Lakeladypatti writes: I have been looking for a clay casserole that is both functional and beautiful. I have just found the one I love. I never win anything, so I won't hold my breath, but this is one contest that I REALLY want to win. Posted: 10:04 am on June 15th

Texaslizard writes: I have been looking for an earthenware pot to cook Borracho Beans. This could be it! Posted: 9:56 am on June 15th

user-3502237 writes: Oh, I would love to have this for cooking! Posted: 9:07 am on June 15th

Zinman writes: I collect unique pottery pieces and this would look GREAT! in my Southern Kitchen! Posted: 7:01 am on June 15th

JustFine writes: Would love to try a bread recipe with the clay dish! Posted: 10:07 am on June 14th

aeroflot writes: Amazing piece of cookware! Posted: 9:14 pm on June 13th

Kay213 writes: What a beautiful kitchen. I really like the adobe niches Posted: 7:17 am on June 11th

N2Swaynes writes: This look fantastic -- I make pottery by hand but have never made one that can be cooked with on the range! Posted: 8:49 pm on May 25th

dortu writes: I've never cooked using a clay pot like this - it looks awesome. thanks Posted: 6:03 am on May 25th

Skeetor writes: Wow! The kitchen is beautiful! So bright and cheery- who wouldn't want to cook in it?
Likewise, the casserole dish is another work of art! I would just love to win it! :) Posted: 1:29 pm on May 23rd

mysweetiepiepie writes: I'd love to win this, thanks so much. Posted: 3:31 pm on May 3rd

Pigseer writes: What is the brand of that range? Posted: 9:52 am on May 2nd

user-239922 writes: Ah, a kitchen that. Is functional yet comfortable. I would love to cook in the beautiful clay casserole. Thank you for the opportunity to win one. Posted: 7:28 pm on April 27th

zobird2001 writes: Great pot! I would love it in my kitchen. Posted: 10:44 am on April 27th

DawnZook writes: Wonderful ideas, Deborah. This inspired me to enter the contest. Our son and daughter in law were married in Sante Fe. We loved our four days there. If I win the contest, the gorgeous pot will be for them. Posted: 4:11 pm on April 26th

2830cocoa writes: It was wonderful taking the virtual tour of Deborah's home. I have too grown up on a farm, and find Deborah's writing very inspiring. I hope she has many more cookbooks still to come.

The Savory Way was one of my first cookbooks and I found the recipes to be a real revelation. I adore the lentils in red wine, and the potato and kale gratin.

Thanks for sharing. Posted: 10:42 am on April 26th

MelMM writes: Beautiful casserole! I would get a lot of use out of that. Posted: 8:51 am on April 22nd

rusthawk writes: That is a gorgeous dish, one I would enjoy cooking with! Posted: 12:44 am on April 22nd

aleach61 writes: What a beautiful casserole dish! I'd love to cook with it and to have it displayed in my kitchen. Posted: 7:27 pm on April 19th

shroomfrog writes: Thanks for the giveaway! I love this dish! Posted: 5:55 am on April 18th

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