I have had this bean pot for many years. It has produced many delicious bean dishes; navy beans, barbeque beans, pork and beans and even Bean Hole Beans. It gets workouts during the summer months making side dishes for patio grilling sessions. It gets a lot of workouts in the winter making warming and satisfying pots of chili con carne.
Recently a friend provided me with a Römertopf. That is a German clay pot and the name basically means Roman pot. Made of partially glazed terracotta, a pre-soak before cooking provides moisture to keep the food inside moist while cooking. I have already used it to make some delicious chicken and vegetable dinners.
Somewhere along the line a long-ago, almost forgotten archaeology minor kicked in and decided to indulge curiosity and learn about clay pot cooking around the world.