Initially and for quite some time, its manufacture was totally handmade, in the traditional way by the ancient craftsmen, starting today already being produced industrially. (Given this increasing disappearance of the old artisan coppersmith, we decided to create a special model of high quality copper Cataplana fully handmade by our best craftsmen according to the old methods. It is our our model "Heritage" - available in our section "copper cataplanas").
The cooking process used in Cataplana prevents loss of aromas of food, ensuring a full and excellent flavour. Moreover, cooking in the Cataplana is healthier, because it allows to reduce calories and fat in the cooking of its recipes. The typical Copper Cataplana (tinned inside), like ours, distributes the heat more evenly and efficiently, saving in this way in the cooking time and also in the energy used to cook.
Used to cook typically Mediterranean dishes, especially clams and mussels in general, being its most famous recipe "Clams in Cataplana", whose recipe alongside other equally delicious, is available in our website.
It is therefore a wonderful and unique cooking utensil,
a true symbol of the Portuguese culinary heritage.