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Sunday, April 10, 2011

The right tool for the job.

This is a big casserole pot from Le Creuset.
I swear by it. I have no idea how I could live without it.
How did I make casseroles before this beauty came into my life?

It is a cast iron, porcelain pot, going from stove top to oven easily. 
It is expensive, heavy, and definitely best for the job.

In my will, this piece goes to my daughter, who will appreciate it and use it for another forty years, and pass it on to her child.
And with it, my Julia Child's The Way to Cook.
On today's menu, Beef Stew.  The recipe in Julia's book.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, that is a beautiful pot! I can just smell that beef stew! Enjoy!

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  2. I share your love of the perfect pot. We bought some new pots/pans Christmas of '09 and there was a stock pot. How did we live without it!?! Love that stock pot.

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  3. Yes! I have a cobalt blue one and I love it as though it were my first born.

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  4. I used to love receiving jewelry for special events. I'm wiser now. Give me good pots and great knives.

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  5. I do love those beautiful pots. I just don't think I can pick one of type up anymore.

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  6. Le Creuset is wonderful stuff...I just invested in a new soup pot (not Le Creuset though, not in the budget just now)...need to make larger quantities :-)

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  7. The right pot makes cooking fun. And the older I get the sharper I like my knives!

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  8. I know exactly what you mean!! I could not part with the money for a Le Creuset but I found an enameled cast iron pot from the Mario Batali line through Amazon.com that is wonderful and much less expensive. I use it for everything that needs a slow, gentle braise...beans, soup, stews, meats. I love when the family inheritance is something for kitchen!!!

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  9. I have one just like it and I agree with you on all counts....

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  10. I have exactly the same le Creuset casserole and used it yesterday to slowly broil a chicken. I've had it for coming up to 20 years and use it often.

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  11. I have the same one in blue and I love it!

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  12. I have two old cast iron skillets that were my mothers.

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  13. Someone should continue this conversation with other tools we must have. Anyone?

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  14. I have a blue one, and it is one of my favorite tools!!

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  15. Love leCreuset, and I would love to have that exact pot, in that exact color! Other kitchen tools that I could not live without are my Cuisinart food processor, my Kitchen Aid mixer, and my Margarita machine. :)

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