Roasting Chickens - One baked in clay, another baked in bread. Both smashed open. Delicious
Williams-Sonoma just released a package of roasting clay. It basically makes a custom one-time use clay oven. I grew up in a house with both a kiln and a potter's wheel in the basement, so I was immediately intrigued. The fact that you get to crack it open with a hammer didn't hurt either. It's an interesting way to ensure a moist roast and add a little theatricality to dinner.