Digging around in a Mexican Market in Staten Island, NY called Frutas y Abarrotes Mexico, I found some curiously large Purple dried beans. The only package on the shelves seemed destined for one of my magic Mexican clay cooking pot. These charming purple beans are also featured on Rancho Gordo as Ayocote Morado Beans (Purple Runners) are meaty, plump and produce a lovely bean broth and very easy to prepare.  Read more...

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Nathalie Herling

Nathalie Herling would like to personally invite you to use this site to share your family recipes, collections of pots and questions about clay cooking.  Community is an important part of cooking in clay. A family and friends gathering around a hearth to share food and stories. Send my your ideas, recipes and they will be posted for all of us to learn and preserve the rich history, traditions and fabulous food created in these fascinating clay cookware. nathalie@creativeclaycooking.com