Le Creuset’s Dreamy New Collection Will Transport You to the French Countryside

updated May 13, 2021
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So what if you’re planning to spend this summer catching up with friends and family stateside? You can still bring a touch of Europe to your tablescape with Le Creuset’s stunning new Olive Branch Collection. Inspired by the French countryside, the collection includes pieces that are embossed with a delicate olive branch motif and finished in a soft matte texture to emulate the sun-drenched fields of Provence. And if that already doesn’t sound tempting enough, the collection includes pretty much everything you need to create the summer tablescape of your dreams: We’re talking tabletop essentials, heritage cookware products, and the prettiest olive oil cruet we’ve ever seen! And although the pieces were created with summer entertaining in mind, with a collection this beautiful and functional, how can you not pull them out every single day? Take a sneak peek at the new Olive Branch additions below.

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This 5.25-qt enameled cast iron soup pot is arguably the superstar of Le Creuset's Olive Branch Collection. I'm imagining stirring a cozy batch of French onion soup in this dreamy pot which is beautifully designed to resist chipping, cracking, staining, and dulling over time. Translation: I'll be cooking many French onion soups in this pot for years to come! Plus, the enameled interior is a light sand color so you can easily monitor foods as they brown without accidentally burning anything, while the oversized handles make it easy to grip and transport from stove to table. And whether you're cooking or keeping your food warm, the lid has stabilizers to ensure a snug fit, and as an added bonus its oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Measuring at 17.75 inches in diameter, this generously sized oval platter is perfect for summer hosting, whether you're serving ribs, grilling up kabobs, or even celebrating the 4th of July with some hot dogs. The platter features a recessed well to prevent spillage, and its wide embossed rim is not only beautiful but practical since it allows for a steady grip when carrying heavier foods. You can even use this dish as more than just a serving vessel — it can double up as the perfect backdrop to show off your seasonal decor or spruce up your kitchen counter while leaning it against the backsplash.

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There's nothing more annoying than having to warm up a dish last minute when the stove is already scrubbed down and turned off for the night. This rectangular casserole dish solves that problem for you — not only is it freezer-, broiler-, and oven-safe, it's microwave-safe too! Plus, the glaze is nonporous and non-reactive, so it resists stains and flavor absorption regardless of whatever you cook in it. And since the nonstick interiors also allow for easy serving and clean-up, you'll be enjoying the creamy white dish for years to come. Seriously, what's not to love?

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This 2.25-qt enameled cast iron saucier is the perfect pan to whip up French classics, like béchamel or béarnaise sauce or even grandma's famous carrot soup recipe. The rounded bottom means you don’t have to worry about your Bolognese getting stuck in the corners, or struggling to whisk sauces directly in the pan. And since it's made using Le Creuset's high-quality cast iron, whatever dish you’re whipping up in the saucier will cook evenly from the pan’s base up through the sides, without any hot spots scorching your eats.

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Just like the larger rectangular casserole dish, this petite square casserole dish will make a wonderful addition to your summer tablescape. The smaller size makes it perfect for squeezing leftovers, servings sides, or even stashing pre-prepped meals into the freezer to enjoy later. And since it also has a nonstick and stain-resistant enamel glazing, it's super easy to clean and a complete joy to use!

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With this pretty olive oil cruet, you can finally toss that unattractive plastic bottle leaking onto your countertop. Like the rest of the collection, the cruet is adorned with delicated embossed olive branches (how fitting!) and is sure to transport you to the French countryside every time you reach for it.

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This beautiful serving bowl will instantly brighten your dinner table even if you're using it to just serve a side of salad. Like all Le Creuset's stoneware dishes, the bowl is designed to retain heat, so you can serve up your favorite dishes hot or cold. It's also safe for metal utensils, so no need to worry about your serving fork scratching the lovely glaze.