La Chamba Oval Dish with Handles (Size 3 )
From the Andes of Colombia comes the unique, versatile and organic traditional La Chamba cookware. Whether you are a gourmet chef or prefer simple fare, La Chamba will offer you years of cooking and serving pleasure. This traditional South American cookware has been used for food preparation, cooking and eating for centuries, and the origins can be traced back over 700 years to vases and pitchers found in archaeological sites.
La Chamba is traditionally moulded by hand from coarse dark grey clay and coated in a fine terracotta glaze. After drying in the sun, the surface is polished with semi-precious stones to give the cookware its natural patina. As you would expect, colours and shape variations are typical of a hand-crafted product.
Safe to use on the stove, in the oven, in the microwave and under the grill. All pieces can be used over direct gas, on the barbecue and even on an open fire. Dishwasher safe.
Prior to first use, clean with mild detergent, fill each piece 3/4 full with water and place in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. This allows La Chamba items to seal. Wooden utensils are recommended to prevent scratching. Handwash with mild detergent. Dishwasher safe.