Cookable clay taureen is ideal for slow cooking. Cook Chicken, Meat, Seafood or Vegeterian food. Cooking in clay greatly enhances the flavor and preserves more of the nutritional value of cooked foods. Stovetop-safe at low temperature (we recommend a diffuser); oven-safe up to 300 degrees; not for dishwasher or mircowave. Imported from Tunisia, Handcrafted. Please submerge the Tagine in warm water for 1 hr prior to the first use. comes with 4 starter recipe booklet.