It's time-tested, efficient, and one of the easiest ways to cook up a great meal. If you've never used a clay pot before, then you're in for a treat. It's easy to learn the basics: here's the information on selecting the right size pot, deciding on glazed or unglazed, washing and preparing it, heating it up safely, cleaning it, and storaging it. But, the point is the food, of course, and these recipes feature a wide range of special stews, super soups, vegetarian entrees and sides, popular poultry dishes, class-act meat meals, fabulous fish, better breads, and desserts--all with calorie, fat, sodium, and fiber counts. Quick tips suggest ingredient substitutions, timesavers, and more. Try such fare as Hickory Steak with Winter Vegetables, Carrot--Fava Soup with Roasted Peppers, Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, Asian Chicken with Basmati Rice, Mahi-Mahi with Persimmons, Sesame Rolls, and Ginger Poached Pears--all marvelously yummy.