I've always wanted a tagine. I love slow cooking and now the nights are getting longer, and my toes are getting colder, I'm all about the comforting casseroles and meaty dishes that will make the shivery nights just a little bit more bearable.
I've actually got a slow cooker (which is going to get a whole lot of action over winter), but they're not very pretty are they? There's something very sexy about the shape of the tagine, and I've had a bit of a nose about for the best in the shops at the moment.
This Emile Henry tagine is actually made from clay rather than cast iron, which means it's lighter. The sophisticated black looks fantastic. It's £74 from John Lewis.
The shape of the pot means that the steam circulates above the dish, meaning your food will be tasty and tender. Le Creuset are without a doubt the kings of Pots and Kitchen Stuff but that comes at a price. This cerise tagine will cost you £120 at Heal's.
The Hairy Bikers have a whole range of kitchenware, and this blue tagine is such a lovely colour. Good value too. It's only £51 at Amazon, but I've spotted it for £42 at BHS.
If you're looking for something a little more purse-friendly, these stoneware tagines are between £4.99 and £17.99 from Lakeland. Not as durable, and some might argue the meat won't be as succulent, but add extra yummy ingredients and you probably won't be able to tell.