This Japanese Donabe Pot is made from earthen clay. Perfect for one pot meals called nabemono. Meat, vegetables, tofu with a soup stock make a very easy meal. Donabe dishes have been popular in Japan for the unique flavor associated with the clay pot cooking. The clay allows for even distribution of heat and eliminating the need to stir frequently. The vented lid is perfect for making soups and stews. The clay will keep your meal warm for quite some time on your dinner table. Not for use on glass-ceramic cooktops.