Q: I've been looking for these fabulous metal French pots, with no results, ever since I saw them at Blue Ribbon Bar. Then today I'm watching The French Chef's cheese soufflé episode and lo and behold, this beautiful pot emerges. Leave it to Julia to know what would last not only in function but style!
I was hoping you could help me locate the source. I would contact BR Bar but I thought your readers might appreciate this info. — Sent by Jeannie
Editor: Jeannie, you're in luck, because we just noticed these same pots at Sur La Table the other day. They are actually charlotte molds, used for making molded gelatin and ice cream desserts. These particular versions are made from tinned steel by de Buyer, and they have carry rather hefty price tags for such little items! But they are what you're looking for; shop around and you may be able to find them cheaper elsewhere.
• Find them! de Buyer Charlotte Molds, $18-$36, depending on size, at Sur La Table
Readers, do you use charlotte molds?
(Images: PBS; Sur La Table)