Let this hard-working, elegant cookware inspire your Thanksgiving — and your everyday — cooking.
Made by Staub at their traditional atelier in France, these pots are expertly designed for perfecting slow-cooked dishes, from rustic stews to braised poulet.
Each pot is one-of-a-kind, cast in an individual sand mold that is heated to 800 degrees and then destroyed. A glass powder and mineral-pigmented enamel is applied multiple times to the exterior of each piece, creating the cookware’s gorgeous and glossy colors that make it perfect for stove-to-table presentations.
Staub pots are beloved by chefs across the world—along with Tina Miller, owner of Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe in Carytown.
Tina, and the store’s manager, Meridith Price, enjoy sharing details about Staub’s unique properties, like how its design allow it to expertly return juices back to food and achieve incomparable browning.
Staub’s round saffron “La Cocotte” pot is shown above. It comes in 2.75- to 7-quart sizes and is priced from $185 to $335.
Staub, and Ladles & Linen, are currently offering discounts. Mini round Cocottes, for example, are $70 and are available in eight colors.
I’ve now been inspired to cook a side dish for my Thanksgiving table, and toast the people of France while I’m at it. It’s mashed French beans with roasted garlic, a recipe created specifically for a La Cocotte cooker by chef Dominique Tougne.