Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
What is a chiminere?
I have to step over these things all the time at the grocery store - but hang me if I can find a picture when I need one!
They are basically wood-fired outdoor patio heaters that look like big Hershey Kisses with a 2-foot chimney - and sit on a metal stand. They are made from relatively thin clay - have a semi-lunar opening similar to a Navajo brick oven ... but the material is not designed for cooking - it is designed to get hot and radiate the heat outward.
I won't say you can't cook something in one ... remember, our ancestors only had fire, rocks and sticks ... but they are NOT designed for cooking.