Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens used over hot coals, tajine pots originate from Morocco and the Northern African nations. The conical lid works as an oven enclosure and the slow simmer of the low, indirect heat produces a rich, aromatic flavor. Of course, today's modern kitchens do not use hot coals, but the tajine pot continues to create an authentic experience for a host of Moroccan dishes. The durable stoneware clay insulates food, keeping it warm when served and allows the pot to be used safely in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. The Stoneware Tajine Pot is for use only in the oven - stoneware is not stove top safe. Glazed on the inside and outside for easy cleanup, the American-made glaze is lead-free and cadmium-free. Crafted by hand in the USA. Includes chicken recipe.