Pomaireware Pastelera Bowl
This bowl is probably one of the most traditional in Chilean cusine. It is used to serve all kinds of soups and stews, and especially to make and serve one of Chile's most popular dishes, Pastel de Choclo, or a Corn and Beef Casserole. The bowl is 6.25 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall and holds 16 oz. It is unglazed earthenware, thick and good at even heat distribution. They can be used in the oven or broiler, on a stove top, over a an open flame or even on charcoal, for roasting, sautéing, boiling or simmering, and for serving. It keeps food warm for a long time. The outside finish is the result of a smoking process which results in an uneven dark brown exterior.