With winter in full swing, I have moved into hibernation mode. Nothing suits me more at this time of year than curling up on the couch with a bottle of red wine and some friends to share it with. I’m a huge fan of one-pot entertaining so I can enjoy the evening with my guests instead of fussing in the kitchen. This is why I love my Emile Henry Flame stewpot: I can throw the food in, pop it in the oven, and relax knowing that my food will come out unscathed. Unlike metallic cookware, this ceramic pot—made from raw local materials in the French countryside—diffuses heat evenly for gentle cooking without oxidizing or contaminating the food.
Emile Henry 4.9-Quart Flame Oval Oven, $155.15 at Amazon.com