I purchased this for a Christmas present but may keep it myself! Have never heard of tagines, but have done some research since and think this will be a wonderful addition to my kitchen. It is beautifully made, should work well, and will broaden my culinary horizons!
I gave this tagine 5 stars even though I had to return it as the top and bottom were mismatched in size. Overstock made returning and replacing it at no cost to me extremely simple, and the replacement tagine I got (in a different color; the blue was sold out and I like the color I got better!) is beautifully handmade. Great for ethnic cooking!