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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Le Creuset cookware

Le Creuset

The week after I broke my foot, I bought myself a tiny little Le Creuset pot. For years, I have been coveting this cookware. It's cast iron covered by enamelware, and it's beautiful. My dear friend Tita received a set for her wedding, over twenty-five years ago, and she's still using it on a nearly daily basis. I'm not married, and there's no one in sight. So waiting for a wedding to receive some Le Creuset seems terribly far away. Hell with the wedding. I bought myself some. Of course, I could only afford the mini cocotte, which fits into the palm of my hand. But it was enough. I roasted garlic in it and wrote about it happily, back in November.

Well, here's where the secret comes in. You see, someone (who shall remain nameless) read that little joyful post of mine, and decided to take fate into her own hands. My fairy godblogger, without my knowing it, sent that little post to the people at Le Creuset. She told them about my gluten-free exploits, how I've been extolling the virtues of cooking at home, and specifically, how much I love Le Creuset. They read it, liked my site, and agreed with her. I needed some more pots and pans.

And so, dear readers, this is how an entire set of Le Creuset, gorgeous and shining twilight blue, showed up on my doorstep last week. Out of the air, just before the holidays, unbidden, and glorious. My gleaming metal kitchen shelves are now festooned with the most beautiful cookware I have ever owned.

I've just been bursting with joy ever since.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Hilary Winfield said...

Oh that is just such a sweet story! And beautiful cookware!

July 8, 2008 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger ~M said...

Which sizes of Le Creuset do you use most or most highly recommend? Thanks, Shauna!

December 14, 2008 at 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Old Mum said...

I loved my set of orange Le Creuset pots for 30 years, but finally had to let all but one of them go in February 2007. They were in very bad shape. For some reason, my mum burned stuff in them. I mean really burnt - she charred a weinie so thoroughly in the 2-quart pot that I had to use a hammer and chisel to get it out. And don't get me started on creamed corn disasters... I now have a set of heavy duty stainless pots, not an enduring romance I tell you.

April 24, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

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