La Chamba

I love this dinnerware. It is pure and simple –  rich and exotic all at the same time. These traditional black clay dishes are widely used in Columbia and have been for centuries. The deep black color and satin finish are achieved without the use of glaze but rather an ancient “smoking” process – and it feels great too. And the fact that it’s lead-free, non-reactive, non-toxic and oven, stove top, and microwave safe means you’ll actually use it.

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Go here for one of my favorite recipes to serve in it - Bean Cassoulet with Fennel Spiced Chicken and Roasted Vegetables by Michael Chiarello.

Go here if you like the sound of Michael Chiarello's recipes, you love to eat but you don't like to cook.