Ivory and Black Crackle Donabe Casserole (8lb)
This donabe "hot pot" is made in Japan. The design is an ivory base with black crackle pattern. This earthenware vessel is used to make "nabemono" in Japan, a warming one-pot meal popular during the winter. Traditionally, a portable stove is placed in the center of table, and the pot is filled with broth and ingredients.
There are many different variations of nabemono. Broths can be as simple as water flavored with a little bit of dried kelp, to more assertive flavors made with chicken and miso. Once the broth is made, ingredients are added. Ingredients often include seafood, poultry, pork, vegetables, tofu, and udon.
Nabemono is meant to be eaten as a communal meal, where diners sit around the table and pick food directly from the pot.