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pot for cooking and serving

Cocotte kazolak

Something cooked en cocotte is stewed in a heavy heatproof pot called a cocotte or marmite and served in the same pot. The cute word apparently comes from the crow of the French coq, cocorico!

A cocotte-minute is a pressure cooker.

A multicuiseur or cocotte-minute électrique is a crock pot.

Cooking techniques

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Gaztarrotz