Q: We were just watching an old episode of Jacques and Julia Cooking at Home and saw Jacques Pepin admiring Julia Child's flat universal lids with handles. After noting that it would fit onto pretty much any pan, Jacques Pepin used it to flip out and transfer a baked hashbrown easily onto a plate. Julia Child laughed and said she'd bought them at a flea market in the 1940s — so there goes that lead. Has anyone seen lids like this for sale anywhere? I covet them!
Sent by Leah
Editor: Leah, I did a little searching, and found a lead on some copper lids that look quite similar. Bad news — they're seriously expensive!
• Copper Long-Handled Lids, $219.50 and up at French Copper Studio
So, perhaps keep an eye on eBay and in flea markets as well, just like Julia. Readers, have you seen other lids like these elsewhere?
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(Image: via Leah)