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Cooking with La Chamba

Before using for the first time

Before using the object for the first time, wash it well and then fill half of the pan with water. Let it cook 30 minutes in the oven at 200°C (in a gas oven).

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Use & maintenance

Our cookware is not only beautiful, but it's also very sturdy. If used with care, it willl last you for many years. Please keep in mind when cooking with clay, the cookware doesn't like quick, extreme changes in temperature. Bring up the heat slowly.

Use : on gas or electric stove, in the oven & microwave.
No induction.

Maintenance : Use of dishwasher allowed, yet not advised. 

Material : 100% organic clay, no lead or varnish.

Straight from the stove to the oven,
and onto the table. Bon appétit!

A healthy kitchen

The clay retains heat & moisture enabling a slow, balanced cooking process. Because the clay absorbs fluids, there is less harsh steam in the pot, so the food is able to cook in its own juices and not dry out.

The moist enclosed in the pot results in food that is healthier, tastier & moist - requiring less fat & liquids.

forgotten vegetables

- 1 whole chicken
- 3 onions
- 5 spring onions
- 1 kg Bintje potatoes
- 750 g Ratte potatoes
- 500 g Vitelotte potatoes

- 2 bay leaves
- 2 celery stalks*

- 3 cobs of corn
- 3 avocados
- 1 dl of thick cream
- 2 limes
- 1 pot of capers with stem

- 1 bunch of coriander

- salt, pepper

-500g flour
- 350 ml spring water
- 1 spoon of Guérande sea salt

- 15 g of fresh yeast

- 2 parsnips
- 1 sweet potato
- 3 carrots
- 3 yellow carrots

- 3 purple carrots

- 1 kohlrabi
- 1 rutabaga
- 3 turnips

- 3 new potatoes
- 4 garlic cloves
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 6 sage leaves

- 2 rosemary branches
- 1 bay leaf
- olive oil
- salt, pepper

The Ajiaco Bogotano is a typical dish from Colombia, traditionally prepared and served in the cooking pot «olla con tapa » ; which is at the origin of the pottery of La Chamba.

La Chamba black pottery is made with 100% natural clay. The material will absorb the water and diffuse fluids all throughout the cooking process, creating a tender crumb with a beautiful crust.

Cooking with La Chamba black pottery creates a natural caramelization of the vegetables without adding fluids ; the ingredients maintain all of their flavors.

Cut the potatoes and onions into thick slices. Brown the onions and chicken in the pot of La Chamba. Add the bay leaves, coriander, potatoes and cover the ingredients with water. Cook for 30min over medium heat. Take out the chicken and hold it aside. Add the celery stalks to the broth and cook for 30min. Add salt & pepper to taste. Stir and serve your pot at the table.

Arrange small bowls of La Chamba with the minced chicken, avocado, limes, the cream, chopped coriander, corn cobs and capers.
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Dissolve the yeast in the water at room temperature. Combine the our and salt in a bowl and add the water and the yeast using a wooden spoon. Knead the dough by hand until you obtain a smooth and even ball.
Roll it in our and place your dough in your La Chamba cocotte. Cover the pot with a moist tea towel and let it rise for 2 hours.

Shape the dough and place the cocotte in the oven covered with the lid for 45min at 240°C (without pre-heating). To ensure a golden crust, remove the lid a er 30min and allow the bread to bake for a further 15min.

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Heat the oven at 190°C. Cut the vegetables in small pieces. Mix all the vegetables in your La Chamba oven dish and add the unpeeled garlic, bay leaf, sage, thyme, rosemary & olive oil. Add salt & pepper to taste. Place the dish in the oven for 1 hour until the vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally to ensure uniform cooking.


These flavors marry perfectly with poultry, veal roast or slow-cooked pork tenderloin served with a tamari sauce, olive oil & juniper berries.

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sea bass fillets "on plate"
stuffed cabbage
lemon tajine with olives

- 4 sea bass fillets

- 6 "san marzano" tomatoes

- 1 bunch of tarragon

- olive oil

- salt, pepper

- 600g minced pork and veal

- 2 eggs

- bread crumbs

- 1 onion

- bunch of parsley

- bunch of chives

- 1 green cabbage

- 2 leeks

- 3 carrots

- 6 potatoes

- salt, pepper

- 1 chicken sliced in 8 pieces

- 2 onions

- 3 preserved lemons

- 1 lemon

- spices

- green olives

- wheat semolina

Cook directly on La Chamba plates : elegantly from the oven to the table. Your plates will keep the dish warm!

This large casserole makes for a great family dish!

The best of the mediterranean cuisine combined with indigenous know-how from Colombia :
We present to you... La Chamba tajine!

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Drizzle the oil on every La Chamba plate and place the sea bass fillets on top. Cut the tomatoes into small cubes and place on top until the fillets are covered. Top off with a dozen tarragon leaves, some salt, pepper & olive oil.


Put the plates in the oven for 10min and serve directly to the table.

This dish pairs perfectly with either dauphinois gratis or grenaille potatoes and a glass of fresh Chablis!

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Bring water to boil and add cabbage during 10min. Prepare the stuffing in a large bowl : break the eggs and mix them with sliced onion, bread crumbs and herbs. Place the cabbage on a cutting board and spread the leaves away from the centre. Place a small batch of stuffing in the middle and close the first 3 leaves. Slide the stuffing between each leaf. Once the stuffing is placed between the leaves, fold the leaves back in their original shape and tie a string around the cabbage.


In a large La Chamba casserole, arrange leeks, carrots sliced lengthwise and peeled potatoes around the cabbage. Add broth to the bottom and season to taste.


Cook over low heat on the stove or in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Serve with mustard.
Opt for an extra large cabbage because you'll want leftovers!

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Cut the onion into strips, drizzle some oil and cook until golden. Pepper the chicken and cook for 5 to 1àmin while turning a few times. Add the lemon juice & preserved lemon cut into small pieces. Cover the tajine and cook over low heat for 1 hour. 

Add the olives 15minutes before serving.

This dish pairs perfectly with semolina.

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Egg en cocotte
in the oven
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Moqueca de Bahia

One egg per person, make sure the eggs are very fresh

- Thick cream

- Ingredients of your choice : mushrooms, herbs, raw or cooked ham

- Grated cheese

The small La Chamba bowls are perfect for this dish. Elegantly from the oven on to the table: every guest has their own little bowl.

1kg carrots

- oven-ready lasagna pasta

- tomato sauce
(or Bolognese for 

- frozen creamed spinach

- béchamel sauce

- shredded cheese

- whipping  or heavy cream

"My mom's lasagna is, in my opinion, the best…" For a large family or as an individual dish, you will certainly find the size you need in our Chamba dishes.

- 1 kg of firm white fish fillets rinsed in cold water and cut into large portions

- 50 ml of palm oil or olive oil

- 2 onions

- 3 cloves of garlic

- ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded

- ½ red bell pepper, seeded

- ½ kg of tomatoes

juice of ½ lime

- 3 tablespoons
- chopped chives

- 250 ml of coconut milk

- salt, black pepper

- 1 sweet pepper

- 1 bunch of chopped coriander

Grease your bowls with some butter or olive oil.

Then, break the egg in a bowl, make sure not to break the yolk.

Season with salt and pepper. Spread some thick fresh cream over each egg.


According to your own taste, or everyone's specific taste, add ingredients such as raw or cooked ham, aromatic herbs or mushrooms. Top off with grated Gruyère cheese. Place the bowls in a shallow oven dish filled with water. Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 240°C.


You can also choose to bake the dishes without a water bath at a low temperature.
In that case, place the bowls for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 120°C.

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Peel the carrots, cut them into 5 cm chunks and then into quarter-sized slices.

Cook the carrots in the steamer.

Prepare the lasagna : start by placing the lasagna pasta in the oven dish, and alternate with tomato sauce, béchamel sauce covered with carrots and the creamed spinach.

Make sure the lasagna pasta is completely covered with one different sauce.

Finish off with a layer of lasagna pasta covered with béchamel sauce.
Pour the fresh cream generously on the sides.

Top off with shredded cheese. Bake in the oven for 40min at 200°C.

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Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian dish from Bahia with strong African cultural influences.

Marinate the fish with salt, pepper and lime juice for 30min.

Prepare a fish stock, using the head and pieces of the belly. This broth will be the base of the moqueca. You can also use fish stock if you don't have the pieces to make the broth.

Pour about 3 ladles of fish stock into a saucepan. Coarsely chop the onion, peppers, tomatoes, spring onions, garlic and coriander and simmer over low heat for one hour.

Pour the coconut milk and the palm oil (or olive oil). Add sweet pepper, coriander and spring onion. Carefully arrange the fish pieces on top of the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the dish to the boil for 5 minutes.

Serve with white rice.

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Tradicional Onion Soupe

- 4 large onions, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon flour

- 150 ml dry white wine (optional)
- 2 liters broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sliced baguette

- grated Gruyère cheese

What could be better than our Chamba bowls for gratinating this soup? Their artisanal quality and their ability to go straight from the oven to your table make them the perfect choice for this recipe.

In a large Chamba pot, melt the butter with olive oil. Add the onions and cook until caramelized. Add the minced garlic, sprinkle with flour, and mix. Pour in the white wine (if using) and deglaze. Add the broth, laurel, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for 20-30 minutes. Preheat the broiler. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet, toast on both sides. Remove laurel and thyme from the soup. Pour the soup into Chamba bowls, place the baguette slices on top, and sprinkle with cheese. Broil in the oven until the cheese is melted and golden. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious onion soup!

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Fejioda My way

- 4 smoked sausages (Polish type)
- 2 cans ofpeeled tomatoes
- 300 g ofred beans, soaked overnight

- 1 kg ofcarrots
- 3 onions

- 1 glass ofred wine (optional)

- 2 cloves of garlic

- 1 chili pepper
- bay leaves
- thyme

- parsley
- salt, pepper

It's comfort food that doesn't require
much work...
Heat the Chamba's casserole to the minimum and let it do its job.

Chop the onions and sauté them in a La Chamba clay pot. Add the carrots cut into chunks, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and the chili pepper. Incorporate the cans of peeled tomatoes, crushed garlic, and pre-soaked beans. Let it simmer for 40 minutes. Optionally, add a bit of wine during the cooking process. When the sauce is cooked, add the Polish sausages cut into 2 cm slices and let them cook gently for 15 minutes. For a quicker version, you can use canned beans instead of pre-soaked ones. In this case, add them 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top. Serve it hot.

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Vegetable Tian

- 4 tomatoes
- 2 zucchinis
- 2 eggplants
- 2 small onions
- 1 clove ofgarlic
- 1⁄2 bunch ofparsley  - 2 bay leaves

- 1 sprig of fresh thyme
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 8 basil leaves
- olive oil

- coarse salt

- salt, pepper

The tian, a Provençal dish
bursting with sunny flavors,
is delightful when served hot
in a Chamba gratin dish.
Our secret? It's equally delicious, if not better, when enjoyed cold the next day on a slice of grilled bread.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Slice the eggplants into rounds, sprinkle with coarse salt, and let them sit for 30 minutes to release moisture. Sauté the small onions in olive oil until golden brown. Rub a gratin dish with garlic. Arrange the onions at the bottom of the dish. Alternate the slices of zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplants in the dish. Drizzle with olive oil, add parsley, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 1 hour until the vegetables are tender. Serve hot with grilled meats or fish.

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The "Croute valaisanne"

- 4 thick slices ofhalf
- white bread
- 4 slices of ham
- 300 g Raclette du Valais PDO

- 1⁄2 dl of Fendant du Valais

- pepper, sweet paprika

An authentic and memorable Swiss culinary experience! Discover the Valaisan crust with a touch ofrustic elegance using a Chamba dish.

Cut the bread into 4 slices. Take 2 Chamba dishes or plates, grease them and put 2 slices of bread on each and sprinkle with wine. Put the slices of ham on top. Cut the cheese into 6 slices and spread them over the crusts. Season with pepper and paprika. Bake in the upper part ofthe preheated oven at 220 °C for about 10 minutes.

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Hazelnut cake

- 250 g hazelnut powder 
- 150 g of caster sugar
- 4 eggs

- a little baking powder

- salt
- baking paper

It's comfort food that doesn't require
much work...
Heat the Chamba's casserole to the minimum and let it do its job.

Separate the eggs into two bowls. Whisk together the 4 egg yolks with the fine granulated sugar, then add the hazelnut powder. Mix well. Beat the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt. Using a spatula, gently add some beaten egg whites to the egg-yolk hazelnut mixture to lighten it. Add half a sachet of baking powder. Mix the remaining egg whites until you get a foamy mixture. Pour the mixture into the Chamba cake mold; you can cover the bottom of the mold with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 180°C. Check the doneness by inserting a knife. Enjoy it!

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What will be next ? 

Maybe you can give us ideas ? 

If you have a special recipe that you have already cooked in our  plates...

Then, this space could be the place of your recipe in a Indigena plate.

We would be very happy to get your ideas. 

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