When I heard that there was a new clay pot store, on the square, in Sonoma, I thought the person with the news was nuts. Except this person was Paula Wolfert and she's anything but.
I rushed to the square the next day. You may know I have an excessive amount of clay cookware but why should I let a little thing like that stop me? It turns out the store is called Bram and it's just great. Most of the cookware is imported from Egypt but there's also Colombian Chamba, north African tagines and more. They also have a nice cookbook section (and I was thrilled to find my Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes from Rancho Gordo there already!) and now they even carry a few of our beans.
They haven't started formal mail order yet but I understand it's in the near future. Of course, any trip to the North Bay (I don't know why but I hate saying "wine country") should include a stop at Bram. I won't embaress myself and show you all the pieces I bought. There is a limit, I am told.
493 1st St
Sonoma, CA 95476