Portuguese Barro Negro Set of 3 Handmade Baking Dishes

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The mineral-rich soil of central Portugal has made it a mecca for hand-crafted earthenware for hundreds of years. Barro Negro means ""black mud"" and the gorgeous, rich color of the ceramics is all natural and left unglazed. While we love the aesthetics of its stealth matte black look for its own sake, the unglazed finish also makes these gorgeous nesting baking dishes able to withstand pizza-oven-temps. Seriously. This is the perfect everyday bakeware. Ideal for roasting chickens or getting gratins all gratiny, for vegetables, pastas, cakes, or pies. Whatever you make in these streamlined, straight-sided dishes, they're all pretty enough to bring it straight from oven to table. 10" x 2", 9" x 2", 6 1/2" x 2".

Take Care: Give these special pieces a little TLC and they'll last a lifetime. Natural earthenware is particularly porous, so handwash and go easy on (or skip) the soap. If you live in a particularly dry climate/apartment (or are baking bread) consider soaking your flameware in water before use. The clay will absorb the water and release it in the oven. Use wooden utensils when cooking and non-abrasive scrubbers when cleaning.

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