For centuries, Boleslawiec in southwestern Poland has been known for its pottery, decorated with traditional folk designs. In 2003, Elle Englander, a native of that city who moved to Suffield, Conn., near Hartford, started importing Boleslawiec pottery to the United States and opened a store selling it in nearby Enfield. Ms. Englander gradually expanded, and now her warehouse store has about 60,000 pieces, many of which are also sold on a website. The stoneware pottery — in bowls, platters, bakeware, teapots and more — is available in scores of patterns at prices starting at $15. The pieces can be used in an oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer. New shapes and designs are frequently introduced.
Janelle Imports, 7 Moody Road, Enfield, Conn., 860-749-7906, janelleimports.com.
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Florence Fabricant is a food and wine writer. She writes the weekly Front Burner and Off the Menu columns, as well as the Pairings column, which appears alongside the monthly wine reviews. She has also written 12 cookbooks.
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