The 1.5-quart cast iron pot is designed for meals which are served straight from the cooking pot. Drawing from the Japanese terms wabi-sabi (an aesthetic philosophy built on the concepts of simplicity, roughness, and naturalness) and nabemono (one-pot cooking), Wabi Nabe is meant to travel between stove, oven, fire and table with ease. In the spirit of wabi-sabi, the cast-iron handles are based on the naturally-occurring forms of charred wood, found at the sites of recent California wildfires.
The first edition of the Wabi Nabe is sold out, but we have a number of production samples available. These pieces were provided to us by the foundry for evaluation when we were collaborating to refine the production process. They are perfectly good Wabi Nabe pots, but exhibit either air bubbles or a crater mark on the surface of the iron. These imperfections are small and do not effect cooking in the pot.