Cooking and steaming food in tagines is delicious, healthy and easy, resulting in tender, succulent, natural and vitamin rich dishes. The Mason Cash tagine can be used in the oven or on a hob (hob cooking only with a heat diffuser). By soaking the Mason Cash tagine in water before cooking, users can intensify flavours and the succulence of food even further. The clay tagine had been designed to soak in flavour, improving meals every time it is used. Cooking in tagines has been practiced in North Africa for centuries, and has now been perfected by Mason Cash.