...they don't bounce! This is becoming a habit...I recommend using TWO hands when picking up a hot conical shaped item...duh.
Thank god for JB Weld!
So just what IS a Tagine?
According to Wickipedia a "tajine or tagine is a type of dish found in the North African cuisines of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, which is named after the special pot in which it is cooked. The traditional tajine pot is formed entirely of a heavy clay which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts; a base unit which is flat and circular with low sides, and a large cone or dome-shaped cover that rests inside the base during cooking. The cover is so designed to promote the return of all condensation to the bottom. With the cover removed, the base can be taken to the table for serving."1