Giada De Laurentiis is working to bring back Sunday dinner, and that is a campaign that I can really get behind. Italian families are known for going all-in on Sunday dinners. Every week enormous quantities of food are made, and every family member in the vicinity drops what they're doing and shows up to eat. It's almost like having Thanksgiving every week.
Giada says this Sunday tradition was a huge influence for the new Dutch oven she designed with her favorite kitchenware brand, Lagostina (and you guys, this thing is gorgeous!).
According to Delish, Giada uses Lagostina kitchenware all the time on her show. Her new four-quart Dutch oven is a limited-edition design inspired by family-style eating and is perfect for Sunday night dinners.
"Sunday dinner has been a tradition in my family since I was a kid, which is why I'm so excited to partner with @lagostinausa (a brand I've used since culinary school!) to create my very own Giada Dutch Oven," she writes on Instagram.
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Sunday dinner has been a tradition in my family since I was a kid, which is why I’m so excited to partner with @lagostinausa (a brand I’ve used since culinary school!) to create my very own Giada Dutch Oven.... it cooks my recipes as beautifully as it presents them & hopefully will inspire you to make Sunday Dinners a tradition too! It’ll be avail in stores soon.... more details to come! #LagostinaSundayDinner
Because it's designed for family-style dining, it has to do double-duty as both a cooking pot and an attractive serving vessel. It's a mixed-metal delight made of stainless steel with a thick copper bottom so it can sauté, braise, and slow-cook food evenly. The lid is made of hammered copper, so it looks really pretty when you put it in the middle of the table and serve dinner right out of it.
Giada's Dutch oven is just $71 on Amazon Prime, and it can accommodate generous portions of risotto, soup, up to four chicken breasts, or a four-pound chuck roast. It's just the right size for a big one-pot meal served family-style, right in the middle of the table, and it's pretty enough that it looks like you brought out the "good" dishes.
"It cooks my recipes as beautifully as it presents them & hopefully will inspire you to make Sunday Dinners a tradition too!" Giada writes.
What do you think of Giada's Dutch oven?