The stunning Le Creuset Tagine in Cherry Red enameled cast iron is designed with a shallow dish and conical lid, making it ideal for the long, slow simmering of rich, flavorful recipes. The eye-catching, tight-fitting lid forms an excellent seal to keep moisture and heat inside. The conical shape also helps moisture circulate throughout the piece so there's no need to open, stir or turn the tagine, making for easy preparation. All Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware is coated with the highest quality vitreous enamel. This hygienic, impermeable enameled surface means Le Creuset can be used for marinating food prior to cooking or for food storage after cooking. Since 1925, the skilled French craftsmen at Le Creuset have perfected enameled cast iron cookware at their factory in Fresnoy Le Grand France. Each shape is one of a kind, made from molten steel and cast in a unique mold, and then expertly enameled. No other procedure yields cookware that so evenly distributes heat, browns and caramelizes food to perfection, and creates a masterpiece at the table. Warranted for the lifetime of the original owner. Made in France.