"My favorite ovenware. The proper pot for roasting, braising, en cocotte. Perfect for stews, chili, and food needing low and slow cooking covered in an oven. The oval will fit a much larger piece of meat than the conventional round one; the cost is higher, but so is the versatility."
"If you are going to get a cookware set, you might as well get the best. Thick copper lined with stainless steel; heavy, cast iron handles stay cool for a long time. It will give you a lifetime of gourmet food, and something to give to your grandchildren."