Lamb and Vegetables Baked in an Unglazed Clay Pot

Arni Stamnas

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Appears in
The Foods of Greece

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 1993

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Unglazed clay jars, used by women to bring water from the village fountain, are called stamna. The story goes that some women fed their sons or husbands who were guerrillas in the mountains by leaving a water jar filled with food near the fountain. During the night the men came secretly and collected it.

Since the water jar has only a small opening, tiny pieces of meat and vegetables were inserted in the jar, which was then sealed with dough and baked.

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