Poll: Do You Own a Soup Tureen?

We space and budget challenged cooks can't own every new gadget and every stunning serving piece. Instead, we have to challenge ourselves to cook beautifully with the basics.

A couple of times this winter, we've wanted to put a tureen of celery root soup or minestrone in the middle of the table along with some good bread and butter and call it a meal. Instead, we improvised by ladling soup into guest's bowls at the stove, but we're wondering if we'd like to own a fancy French tureen?

We keep looking at this Lion's Head Soup Tureen from Emile Henry. It is on sale at Cooking.com for $52.48. Wouldn't a carrot puree look great in a springy green tureen?

Do you own a tureen? If you do, where do you store it? If not, what's your pinch hitter for a tureen?

We're always impressed by how long our Emile Henry bakers keep our casseroles warm. We bet this tureen would keep the soup warm long enough for seconds too.

Soup Recipes from Our Archive:
Recipe: Quick Onion Soup
Recipe: Italian Escarole Soup
Spring Eating: Split Pea Soup
How To Make Soup from Almost Anything

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