One of the most important characteristics of Chilean cuisine is its cooking in terra cotta unglazed clay pots from Pomaire. Pomaire is a village of 10,000 or so, some 35 miles SE of Santiago, Chile.
This classic olla (pot) holds heat wonderfully and imparts a special flavor to food, and can be used in the oven or directly over a flame. Dishes such as Paila Marina (seafood stew) or your favorite beans are almost unimaginable in anything else.
Unglazed Terra Cotta. Serves 6 to 8.
Opening 10″ x 7½” H (26 cm x 19 cm). Because these pots are handmade, the actual dimensions may vary.