--or devil!--is a traditional unglazed claypot from the Poitou-Charentes region in western France. Industrial models are made of smooth white clay, but this handmade diable
is fashioned from a rustic red clay that is the most heat-resistant clay I've ever seen.
You can use this pot directly on a gas or electric burner, or even better, set it directly in the coals of a woodfire in your fireplace. If heated very hot, it will even glow red, but it will never break. Okay, you say. So what? Well, the diable is made for fat-free
cooking of vegetables and chestnuts. Just put potatoes or other vegetables in it along with a bit of coarse salt and cook until they're tender. The diable produces a pure and concentrated flavor unlike anything you've ever tasted. If you wish to add butter or olive oil, do so after
removing the vegetables from the diable. Superb for roasting fresh chestnuts, too. Denis says potatoes in the diable are the best he's ever eaten. So how's that?
Size: 5 1/2" high x 8" wide
Ships: In 2 days
Size: 6" high x 7" diameter (plenty big for potatoes for 6)