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Terracotta cookware dates back to ancient times, it is in fact the oldest type of cookware and terracotta is still used in many European kitchens.
The terracotta Olla soup and stew pot suits dish that requires low heat to cook, so it is ideal for soups and stews that require long slow cooking to enhance the flavors and in particular the Spanish dish Cocido. I found a recipe for the Cocido on the foodnetwork which will help you get started with using your Olla pot.
You can use the terracotta Olla soup and stew pot on gas and electric stovetops and it can also be used in microwave ovens.
This product is just one of the many different speciality items of cookware from Spain and Portugal, although a lot of Italian and French Provence cooking is also done in these ‘pots of the earth’.
You can wash the Olla in a dishwasher however recommendation is to handwash it.