Please don’t judge me.
I know I’m a weak woman.
I know I don’t need anymore Emile Henry.
All my resolve and self-control disappeared when I saw this new risotto pot. It’s just so gorgeously curvaceous. Its shape is reminiscent of the old Chinese clay pots that my mother used to cook in when I was a child. Only it’s much, much bigger.
As you know, I’m a big fan of the Emile Henry Flame Top cookware, and I’ve waxed lyrical about their brilliance in an earlier post. For some reason, we seem to be able to buy EH products in Australia for less than they cost anywhere else in the world.
Like all the Flame products, the risotto pot can be used on a gas, electric or halogen hob (not induction), or in a conventional or microwave oven. It goes straight into the dishwasher for cleaning, and weighs 30% less than comparable cast iron.
The new shape has an unusual sunken lid, which I was a bit dubious about at first. I’ve found it works well though, and the pot is less likely to boil over than a regular dutch oven, as there’s a little ledge to catch any overflow…
The interior is a completely smooth curve, which facilitates easier stirring…
In the few weeks that we’ve had this pot, we’ve used it for risotto, corn chowder, chermoula chicken stew, and a vegetarian sweet potato curry.
It’s proving to be a great all-purpose cooking vessel!
PS. For my fellow Aussies, the cheapest place I’ve found to buy this pot was online from Le Domaine. No affiliation, yada yada.