press release - miami florida Oct 10, 2016
In recent years the art of cooking has really come into its own and appreciated on a level never seen before in history. So much of its popularity comes from cooking and travel channels that highlight not only global tastes, but cultures and styles of cooking. Ancient Cookware is a provider of global cooking utensils that seeks to highlight the best tools from around the world. This month the company launches its line of Brazilian cookware that is as beautiful as it is functional.
"After years of looking for artisans with the ability of producing products with our quality control, we have finally been able to contract artisans that can make these unique and beautiful products that reflect the Brazilian cooking culture at its best,” says company President Oscar Garcia."
Brazilian Soapstone pots, or Panelas de Pedra Capixaba have a long history in Brazil’s culinary tradition and are used by restaurants all over the country because of the stone’s heat retention ability and even distribution of temperature. Made from a single piece of soapstone, these pots can even hold temperature of hot oil even after items are added to it. The pieces are decorated with a thin copper band bearing the Ancient Cookware brand that helps to highlight the natural beauty of the stone.
Also offered in the company’s Brazilian product line are Clay Stew Pots which undoubtedly are one of the most significant representations of the culture of the Brazilian State of Espírito Santo. The clay pots, known as Panelas de Barro Capixaba, have been made for centuries by the indigenous people that inhabited the coastal regions long before the European colonization of Brazil began in 1500. Today, Ancient Cookware artisans use similar techniques and raw materials, however, they are molded to produce uniform sizes and shaped, and are kiln dried which makes them harder and more resilient.
Other items in the Brazilian collection include wooden cooking tools and serving bowls.