Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Shopping for Dishes and Cookware

Today I went shopping in Napa for a clay pot to cook my pork loin, and maybe some other assorted serving dishes. I tried at Napa?s one kitchen shop, but the only clay cookware they carry are European rather than Asian, and really quite large, so I didn?t buy anything there. But since I often find good buys on unusual dishes and kitchenware at our local thrift shops, I decided to give them a try. I couldn?t believe my luck. The very first place I looked had one perfect little clay pot, Asian style, never used. I didn?t find any attractive serving dishes, but I already have plenty of those. So I?m officially declaring my kitchen equipped to prepare and serve a Vietnamese dinner.