Although I am not usually in the mood to cook, I love looking at cookbooks and I have something of a pot fetish. I actually used to spend two hours or more duplicating meals from Saveur. I remember a particularly delicious – and labor intensive – Chilean dish that involved chicken, beef and raisins. But Yoshi was never all that enthusiastic about the results and, well, you know how kids are.
Nevertheless, I have been hankering for years for a Le Creuset pot. I guess on some level I believe it’ll turn me into a slender French woman, as seen in the food ads of Elle, and that my sauces will turn out perfectly every time. The one I bought was irresistibly on sale at nearly half price. It’s bright orange and very substantial. I can’t wait to use it!