Let’s Get Cooking
The other big decision? Which color of Le Creuset speaks to this kitchen? My favorite styling kitchen prop, there are only a few kitchens I’ve photographed without one. The colors have beautiful names like Cerise, Nectar, Sea Salt, Meringue, and the original, Flame. I love the way they enhance the color of a tile backsplash, or provide the perfect burst of color against painted white cabinetry. The saturation of the glazes provides a jolt of pretty, and ever practical, the cast iron pot can be used on gas, electric and even induction cooktops. I love envisioning my clients, most of whom cook and entertain, standing at their ranges and re-creating a family dish, whether it’s braised lambchops or chili con carne. Recently I saw that a six-piece Le Creuset set belonging to Joan Didion is being auctioned off on November 16th. The beloved writer had Flame, of course.
When I have a little time, I pull out mine – cerise, and use it for a wild mushroom risotto topped with roasted shallots, or on any given weeknight a simple pureed soup – broccoli cheddar, potato leek and cauliflower garlic will be on heavy rotation for the next few months. When I stand at the range and stir whatever ingredients made their way into that dutch oven, time slows down. And I think about how grateful I am to be able to do this.
Happiest Thanksgiving to you and yours!