• SEASONING DISH
  • SEASONING DISH
  • SEASONING DISH
  • SEASONING DISH
  • SEASONING DISH
  • SEASONING DISH

SEASONING DISH

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These lovely little spice pots are hand carved out of natural soapstone from the mountains of Razih in Sa’ada, Yemen. Perfect for serving spices, salt or sauces. These pots are suitable for everyday use and last for a lifetime. Read the care and usage instructions carefully.

Each piece is handmade without additional decoration, expect small individual variations between each piece. 

Size: diameter 6cm, height 2cm

CARE

Handwash only. 

While soapstone pots can withstand extremely high temperatures (up to 1,000 degrees!) they are fragile and may crack if dropped, or if you put cold water on them while they’re hot. The pots will harden with time but, at least at the beginning, they need to be handled with care. 

USE

Best for storing spices, seasoning and sauces. Before heating or filling with oils the stone pots need to be seasoned (rubbed with butter, oil or ghee) which melts into the surface and will give them a black colour and smooth surface.

* Watch this video on how to season your pot.

SIZE

Size: diameter 6cm, height 2cm

Shipping

We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail.

* For addresses in the UK, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £150
European orders over €180
Rest of the world orders over $240

Returns

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 

 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com.
• Proof of purchase is required.
• For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
• Email us at contact@ishkar.com to organise the return.  

Preorders explained

If an item is out of stock you are able to preorder the item, so that you're first in line when its back. Once you have preordered an item we guarantee the order to be shipped to you within four months. If the item is delivered outside this window we will provide you with your money back. Often the order will arrive well within this four month period. Contact preorders@ishkar.com for more accurate information on when orders for this product are likely to be ready.

THE STORY

THE TRADITION

Soapstone has been carved into cooking utensils since antiquity. It is the perfect material due to its malleability and the way it absorbs heat. These cooking pots, or maglas, are an essential part of any Yemeni household. They are used to cook traditional dishes like and foul, where they are served straight from the sizzling pot. The spice pot is a new accessory to the culinary tradition. 

BUILT TO LAST

Yemeni pots are carved by hand, using adzes and files. The pots are about one-quarter inch thick, as opposed to European and South American stoneware which is usually at least half an inch thick. Counter-intuitively, this makes the pots more durable on the fire. Food science writer Harold McGee points out that heat spreads slowly through stone, so thinner pieces suffer less stress and warping on the fire. As they’re carved from a single piece of rock, a soapstone pot does not have an in-built handle, the way pottery or a metal utensil can. Instead Yemeni maglas have a triangular ridge, making them easier to use. 

THE MATERIAL

Our stone pots are not to be confused with stoneware, which is a kind of clay fired at high temperature. These pots are actually carved out of a single block of natural soapstone. Soapstone is heavy and dense, but gets its name from its soft smooth feel. Soapstone retains heat for hours and cooks with remarkable evenness.Each piece is unique, with beautiful natural grain with a speckled texture, that changes colour with use. The raw soapstone is a bluish grey colour that gradually darkens to a charcoal black. 

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