You may not be able to re-create the menu at Berkeley's Chez Panisse, but you can copy the table settings at home after visiting the restaurant's supplier: Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, Calif. The classic stoneware, in production since 1948, combines a simple earthiness with natural glazes. The factory outlet sells dishes and tile at 20 to 80 percent off, and at 11 a.m. on weekends you can watch artisans work. (415) 332-3732, www.heathceramics.com.
Photography courtesy Heath Ceramics/Renée Zellweger
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