Soup simmering in the stockpot at the back of the stove is a comforting and nourishing sight. And it feels great, too. As I've been nursing a cold for the last week, a steamy stockpot has offered a world of relief more than a few times already in this new year:
I love my classic Le Creuset, but there are other really nice ones out there to choose from. Here are five favorites:
- You can find this vintage enamelware stockpot by Dansk with a little searching. This particular one, in brown enamel, is available from Fabulous Mess at Etsy. $55
- Classic speckled metal is familiar and cool. Cheap ones from the local hardware store were standard issue for all intern apartments when I worked at the minimalist haven Chinati Foundation. The one pictured is from Martha Stewart at Macy's. $50
- This cheery yellow ("dijon") enameled steel pot is from Le Creuset, available at Amazon for $40.
- By Bayou Classic Pots, this cast iron jambalaya pot can be used indoors or out. Available at Cooking.com. $78
- This one's a major splurge, but is definitely strong in the style department. It's designed by the minimalist John Pawson and available at Sur la Table. $420
(Images: as linked above)