The Marmitout: Is This the Perfect Piece of Cookware?
Have you ever heard of a marmitout? (No, we don’t know how to pronounce it either.) We first saw this piece of cookware in a British newspaper article. It sounded most intriguing, and when we discovered a little more about it we grew convinced that this is the perfect, most elemental piece of cookware you can own.
A marmitout is actually very simple: It’s a cooking pot with a frying pan lid. The lid can be used separately to fry and sauté, and at least theoretically the pot could also be used as a lid for the frying pan.
Seeing as we rarely need more than a frying pan and small pot for basic cooking, this seemed like the most ideal piece of cookware. It would be the perfect gift for new grads and those setting up a kitchen for the first time, too.
Fortunately, however, it appears that Lodge (our favorite cast iron) makes a similar Combo Cooker with a frying pan and pot that fit together.
• Original article: Does our wonderful combo pan still exist? at The Guardian
• Buy it: Lodge Logic Combo Cooker, $55.95 at Lodge
Related: Technique: Roasting in a Sauté Pan
(Images: All Up and On; Amazon)