Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our Brand-new Donabe Collection...available soon!

I am so happy to announce that we are going to introduce the new products to our donabe website, toiro ( very soon. Besides the donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san" (far right in the back row) which is currently available, the donabe tagine (front right), soup & stew donabe (front left), and the classic donabe (back left) are scheduled to be added to our website very soon.

Donabe steamer (back center) will not be available for another couple of weeks or so, due to the delay in production.

Yes, they are all DONABE (clay pots) from Iga, Japan! I just love cooking with them every day. I also love staring at them, because they are so beautiful, too. Donabe from Iga are just so special, because of its "terroir". The clay is from the soil of Iga, where used to be the bed of Lake Biwa in the prehistorical time. The food cooked with Iga-yaki (Iga-style) donabe taste just so wonderful. You can not only cook delicious dishes with them, but also donabe products can make beautiful table presentations, too.

I cook so many things with the donabe. I would like to continue to introduce the healthy delicious cooking through Japanese donabe to people in the US and other countries. Thank you so much for all your support.

Please check back toiro's website and this blog frequently for new donabe recipes, etc.

Happy donabe life!