Black Clay, La Chamba Clay Pitcher
Hot Chocolate just tastes different when made in a clay pot. Traditionally the chocolate is made according to each family's recipe and beaten with a wooden molinillo until it is frothy. This Clay pitcher is not only good to make the hot chocolate, but looks great to serve any hot or cold beverage. Length 8.1 in (handles included), Width 6.8 in (from outside), Height 7.3 in, Capacity 2.5 qt (filled comfortably without overflowing). Serve with a stunning presentation. Completely natural and safe, contains no toxins or lead and the porous nature of the clay allows the slow evaporation of steam, keeping the food healthy, tasty and moist. Will last many years with proper use and care (each piece comes with a product information sheet outlining the Uses and Care for the product). Black Clay, La Chamba Cookware, is well-known and used throughout Colombia in restaurants and homes for preparing and serving traditional dishes. Its origins can be traced back at least 700 years to vases and pitchers found in pre-Columbian archaeological sites. It is still made in the traditional manner, by families in a small village on the banks of the Magdalena River in Central Colombia. Each piece is hand-made using local area clays, then hand burnished with a stone. The pieces are then fired in the village, giving them the distinctive black color and elegant look.