Q: Chef Zadi, I have been looking for a place to purchase a tadjine for stove-top cooking my matloua3. The one I had in Algeria was cast aluminum and was great for swirling the bread around to cook the sides and give it a nice round shape. Any ideas of where to find a pan like this in America? Maybe you could add this to your Amazon store? Please please?
A: You can use just about any saute pan, cast iron pan, round griddle, etc. to make matlou with your technique. I think it's a matter of personal preference for the weight and feel of the pan. So, it's bit hard to recommend one that's right for you. At home, I use an everyday saute pan and it works just fine for me.
Q: Could you please give me the link to where I can purchase this griddle? It looks perfect for "matlou" and "m'semmen" :)
Q: Are there large gassaa pans like this one available in the American market? The only one I have is a large wooden one I brought back from Algeria.
A: Yes, they are. They are actually extra-large round cake pans used for making very large cakes like wedding cakes. They are sold in specialty pastry shops. I have also seen them at large Armenian markets in Los Angeles. Amazon also has extra large cake pans.