Though it’s a known fact that Joey doesn’t share food, it looks like the star who played Monica in Friends has a lot of food to go around. At least by what we’ve seen on Instagram.
Courteney Cox recently shared a cooking video with her ingredients bubbling away in a very familiar piece of kitchenware: the Staub cocotte. Having watched this just before lunch, I can assure you that I wanted to make the dish ASAP, but not before getting my hands on this iconic cast iron Dutch oven. Thankfully, unlike Rachel’s beef trifle, this recipe was designed by Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman.
If your apartment kitchen is missing a Dutch oven, it’s time to get on board. It’s good for much more than making lasagna. This useful kitchen gadget is known for being multipurpose, freeing up room in your cooking space. Here are a few matte black vessels — including the one Cox uses — that are worth snapping up.
1. Staub 5-Quart Round Cast Iron Cocotte
As seen on Courteney Cox’s Instagram
This round enameled cast iron pot is the exact vessel Cox used to cook up her protein and veggie-packed meal. Unlike some other cast items out there, you don’t need to season the pan base, and it can be popped in your dishwasher — though handwashing is recommended.
2. Amazon Basics 7-Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The not-so-basic (Amazon) dupe
Amazon’s own range of kitchenware and home decor created the perfect dupe at a much better price. If you’re not down to spend your budget on the Staub model, this pre-seasoned, 15-pound cast iron Dutch oven still comes with similar side handles and a weighty lid, so you can go from stovetop to serving straight out of the pot on your table.
3. Great Jones The Dutchess Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The shapely one
We love this oval-shaped cookpot from Great Jones. And, like the Staub, you can pop this in your dishwasher once you’re done. What sets this apart is the cute brassy lid top and the fact that you can fit a whole chicken in it. It’s also available in some cute colors, including Taffy, Broccoli, Blueberry, Mustard, and Salt.
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