A tagine is like a casserole dish used in north African cooking, most commonly in Morocco. It consists of two pieces - a plate like bottom and a conical shaped lid. The bottom doubles as a serving dish, which comes in handy for nomads.
Tagines can be purchased in many cooking stores or online. Many can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. Although a little pricey, the Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine is the best one I have found in stores. it produces an aromatic flavor and the meat comes out very tender.
Tagines also makes really unique serving pieces. Place it on the table with a trivet and it is such a conversational piece.
Alternate Spellings: Tajine