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Old 03-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #31
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I am using my 9 1/2 Qt. Oval Dutch Oven for the first time today. I am making a big pot of Chicken soup. I love chicken soup and when I make it I want to have enough to last and maybe freeze some for stock. It is such a major pleasure to fit in whatever I want without worrying that it will boil over.

This time I added a rind from a finished wedge of Parmegiano Reggiano. It should be interesting to see the flavor that imparts to the soup. I also added the ribs and stems of the kale that I cut out when I made Tuscan Kale last night. I am not going to leave those items in. Obviously, I will discard them at the end and just put them in for flavor and added nutrition in the case of the kale.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:27 AM   #32
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I have to add that my soup smells absolutely ambrosial and I am loving my new pot now that I have christened it!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:40 AM   #33
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The first things I did when I got my dutch oven was 3 loafs of breads at different dates with the stainless steel knob I cranked up the oven at 500 F.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #34
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The first things I did when I got my dutch oven was 3 loafs of breads at different dates with the stainless steel knob I cranked up the oven at 500 F.
So you made the bread in the Dutch Oven? What do you mean at different dates, 3 loaves at different times? How did they come out?
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #35
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Anytime Le Creuset is brought up I have to smile.
I love mine

I have a a one of the smaller "french" ovens (not sure the size to be honest) and a 8 inch fry pan. Both the enamel in orange.

The best part, got them BOTH for 6 bucks.
My partner and I had went out for a walk and stopped by this random garage sale and they had just been sitting there. They are obviously 20+ in age but cook fantastically.
As epic as their stuff is, I just can't bring myself to pay that price tag..plus I never really have that sort of money to spend on cookware..I offically keep my eyes open at garage sales though. They had no idea what they had on the table..nor did anyone standing around.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #36
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Anytime Le Creuset is brought up I have to smile.
I love mine

I have a a one of the smaller "french" ovens (not sure the size to be honest) and a 8 inch fry pan. Both the enamel in orange.

The best part, got them BOTH for 6 bucks.
My partner and I had went out for a walk and stopped by this random garage sale and they had just been sitting there. They are obviously 20+ in age but cook fantastically.
As epic as their stuff is, I just can't bring myself to pay that price tag..plus I never really have that sort of money to spend on cookware..I offically keep my eyes open at garage sales though. They had no idea what they had on the table..nor did anyone standing around.
I find it amazing how many gifts and purchases are made for people with no clue!
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #37
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So you made the bread in the Dutch Oven? What do you mean at different dates, 3 loaves at different times? How did they come out?
Yes the very first thing I used my le creuset dutch oven for was to bake bread. One day I made a loaf then the other day I made another loaf... I put the dut... excuse me french oven :) in the oven at 500 F when I baked the bread.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #38
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Sounds big enough to use to cook pasta.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #39
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Anytime Le Creuset is brought up I have to smile.
I love mine

I have a a one of the smaller "french" ovens (not sure the size to be honest) and a 8 inch fry pan. Both the enamel in orange.

The best part, got them BOTH for 6 bucks.
My partner and I had went out for a walk and stopped by this random garage sale and they had just been sitting there. They are obviously 20+ in age but cook fantastically.
As epic as their stuff is, I just can't bring myself to pay that price tag..plus I never really have that sort of money to spend on cookware..I offically keep my eyes open at garage sales though. They had no idea what they had on the table..nor did anyone standing around.
I have a 10" or 11" frypan and a large what they call Buffet Server with cover (both in Flame) that I got at a thrift store for about $8 for the both of them. They were in brand new condition. I also found another Buffet Server in blue at a thrift store around that same time for $10 but one of the handles was broken off (still works great though).I also found a few other fry pans, etc. That was back in the day when I found all kinds of bargains in thrift stores. Unfortunately, that dried up. I think more and more people do know what they have and if they don't want it they sell it on eBay. But, I still keep my eyes open and once in awhile I still get a good bargain.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #40
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Yes the very first thing I used my le creuset dutch oven for was to bake bread. One day I made a loaf then the other day I made another loaf... I put the dut... excuse me french oven :) in the oven at 500 F when I baked the bread.
Interesting idea. I have Rumpertopf Clay Pots which I would use for that purpose.
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