No, this pot was not discovered in an Egyptian tomb, but it sure looks like it could have been! With its very rustic handmade feel and traditional drip glaze, this bean pot is surely one of a kind. Made by artists on the outskirts of Cairo, this piece is reminiscent of the traditional vessels used to cook a bean dish called Ful Medames. Consisting of slow cooked, mashed beans mixed with garlic, lemon and olive oil, this dish is a staple of the Egyptian daily diet and has been around for thousands of years.
This little pot is ideal for about a pound of beans, depending on the variety. Just dump in some very good quality, freshly dried beans (We love Rancho Gordo’s!), maybe a clove or two of garlic, or some onion, cover with at least two inches of water and cook away. Then, use those cooked beans in any number of dishes from salads to soups, or even solo with a pinch of salt. Simple and delicious!
14½” H (38 cm). Opening 4½” (11 cm). Because our pots are handmade, the actual dimensions may vary.