Terracotta Tapas Dishes - 4 x 14cm in diameter and 4 x 10cm in diameter. Made in Spain by Valdearcos Marcos, S.A. Used in homes and restaurants across Spain for cooking and serving a whole variety of tapas dishes. All our tapas dishes from 10cm up to 36cm are made in the same style, glaze and colour by the same manufacturer. If you are just getting into tapas or you are already a firm tapas lover and you are buying these and you feel you may be back at some point for more, if you buy from us they will definately be the same in appearance and give you a matching set! These terracotta dishes are perfect for baking and serving as the clay retains heat. Because each cazuela is hand made, the measurements are not exact. When you use a classic terracotta cazuela to cook with, you will find it heats evenly, and retains the heat longer than any other dish. So when you bring your soup, stew, or sizzling garlic shrimp to the table in a cazuela, you guarantee that your creation will be served at its best. But cooking is not the only use for these handy dishes. They can be used to serve olives, almonds, and other tapas. Cazuelas are very versatile -- that's why they have been used since the time of the Romans! The glaze on the cazuela is perfectly safe for all applications -- it contains no lead. The dishes require simple seasoning (essentially soaking in water for a few hours) which renders them good for all applications: stovetop, oven or microwave. When cooking with terracotta, the key is to increase and decrease heat gradually to avoid cracking and shattering the dishes.