For a very tasty & moist chicken – use your favorite dry spice rub on a clean, dry chicken. Add your favorite beverage to the cylinder (beer, wine, juice, or even root beer), place chicken on the cylinder, standing upright, add root veggies if desired. Add enough liquid to base to cover the bottom of the pot & roast. Comes with complete directions and recipe. Glazed in shades of blue on a tan under-glaze. My mother would call this color “country blue”. Design may vary slightly from picture. Dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.