Win a Piece of Le Creuset

by Crave Staff

Le Creuset  is a global company that creates beautiful and functional cookware with pieces such as the cast iron wok, an Indian karahi dish, a Japanese sukiyaki pan, an Italian risotto pot and a Moroccan tagine. The most recognizable in the United States are the enamel over cast iron pieces found in better shops everywhere.    

For the holidays we are offering the 9.5 quart French oven that is ideal for making soups and stews and comes with a lifetime warranty. Your new piece will last for many generations. The color is the very popular Flame.

Tell us what you might make with the French oven and we will place you in our drawing for this week. We will award the prize on Thursday, December 22, 2011 just in time for Christmas. You always wanted one, now is your chance. This piece is valued at $340.00.

Good luck!



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70 responses to “Win a Piece of Le Creuset

  1. we have one, it rocks and everyone should definitely try to win this. LC products will change the way you cook.

  2. Been dying to attempt a boeuf bourguignon – or some lobster mac and cheese. But I don’t as of yet own a french oven. Want.

  3. Would LOVE to win this! I’d make Osso Bucco 🙂

  4. I would make so many things! Jalapeño Mac or a wonderful herbed chicken dish. Comfort food, definitely!

  5. Carrie Williams

    I have one of the large stockpots it is great for making stock from turkey or ham bones but lately I have been using it to make brines it is super helpful. Would love something smaller!

  6. Kelly Hunter

    I’d make some AWESOME Coq au Vin!

  7. Erin

    That would help me make a tasty roux for gumbo! & sausage gravy for biscuits!

  8. Stephanie


  9. Perfect for my mom’s chicken spaghetti for a large crowd. Cheesy, chicken goodness with brandy or sherry in it…mama was happy!

  10. Marie

    I’d make whatever you wanted for dinner! LOL I bet it would be great for fresh seasonal vegetable beef stew!

  11. Monica

    This would have been perfect for the brisket chili I made the other day. I might attempt something like that again or go with a slow roasted pork (perhaps a carne adobada like my mom used to make…)

  12. Andrew Lewis

    Oh man that would be a great piece to add to our growing lc collection- I will prolly only make an occasional chicken chili or tortilla soup but my girlfriend will love it even more for the soups and salsas and beans she makes-

  13. Christina

    A big pot of chili for frito pie!!! YUM!

  14. Jennifer

    Every favorite wintery comfort food I can!

  15. Susan

    I would make louisiana seafood gumbo!

  16. Jennifer Ohlson

    Would make a cassoulet with duck and rabbit!

  17. Hefina

    Lentil Stew is my favorite

  18. serena dang

    Slow roasted pork thighs maybe?

  19. Alyson

    A big pot of butternut squash/carrot/ginger soup!

  20. Cynthia Dulworth

    Braised lamb shanks would be awesome with this dish and it would look fantastic.

  21. Rodney Haas

    Either braised short ribs or a nice Osso Bucco of course. All though I have been using Pork Shank instead of Veal lately.

  22. John Botefuhr

    A spicy Pork Posole from scratch.

  23. Meredith Whitley

    A lovely Vegan Winter Casserole!!

  24. Ilise Lipton

    I’d make a Gardein “beefless tips” and vegetable stew

  25. A new dish which I have never made!

  26. Cathy

    Chicken paprikash!

  27. Evelyn Steneck

    Le Creuset is so beautiful! I’d probably make a nice hearty vegan winter stew! Throw in as many veggies as I can and let them get soft and delicious!

  28. Alex

    I would make stew!

  29. Kelsey

    Thank you for this chance to win. A friend won a contest here this summer and told me about Crave. Been a loyal reader since then. I would make a no knead bread I read about online.

  30. Christy

    Spinach and feta frittata.

  31. Nicole M

    I would truly love to win this French oven. I love to make soups and stews, but the one I would make first would be Gypsy Stew. I make a variation of the recipe of Moosewood’s, sweet potatoes, green beans, butternut squash just to start, cinnamon, cayenne, olive oil, garlic, bay leaves, and more. With my existing aluminum stock pot, I can make it well, but I am certain that Le Creuset’s French oven could make it taste even better!

  32. Susan

    Veggie stew with quinoa!!

  33. Sarah H

    We would make beer braised country style ribs with Noonday, Texas sweet onions.

  34. sofie t.

    a hearty stew for the holidays

  35. I’ve got a whole Pinterest board full of yummy goodies I’d love to finally try out 🙂

  36. Cjpdub

    Roast chicken or a small prime rib!

  37. What wouldn’t I make with this?? I’d probably start with some braised beef short ribs from there move on to a homemade stock with which to make beef stew with.

  38. Tim Smathers

    I would make a big horse roast, as soon as it is legal.

  39. Terri S

    I would make my favorite soup….Smokey chipotle split pea & barley soup

  40. Hubbard

    I want to enter the contest! If i win this pot, on every July 14 until the end of time, I will make beef carbonnade for Bastille Day to celebrate the French heritage of the pot and the dish.

  41. Agnes

    I’d make a big pot of chicken and herbed dumplings.

  42. JJFoodie

    I’d make Short Ribs, braised in homebrewed Brandy Maple Quad beer (uhhh… “Ale/Malt Liquor” in Texas…)

  43. Potato leek soup with roasted fennel!

  44. Kevin

    I would make lapin en gibelotte – a slow cooked rabbit stew…

  45. San Q Garza

    I love to use the Crueuset French oven for my granny’s receipe of old fashion roast beef. This includes a good piece beef with baby red potatoes, baby carrots, stewed tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic & onions. Perfectly seasoned & yet simple.

  46. I’ll make bone-in pork chops with fennel, garlic & onion in a balsamic vinegar sauce with my new Le Creuset French oven!

  47. Paige

    Wild boar gumbo.

  48. Gumbo with that frozen leftover smoked turkey I have!

  49. 9.5 quart capacity? I will finally be able to braise 8 of those beef shortribs in a red wine sauce at the same time!

  50. Susan Peppler

    I would make Caldo Del Res…
    It’s a beef stew that is ment to heel the soul.
    It has so much in it… Beef, tomatoes, squash, onions, green beans, corn, carrots, potatoes, celery, cilantro, limes, cabbage, noodles and rice…
    I’ve been making it for years… Would be awesome to have a dish to cook it all in…

  51. John Mellby

    During the old wintertime this would be perfect to make
    some french onion soup.

  52. Lila

    I would make a Lebanese lamb tagine that I learned to make in Beirut so good it would make you cry

  53. Traditional Bolognese as it allows to slow cook various meats, add the other ingredients and simmer forever to excellent flavor!

  54. I think a better question would be what *won’t* I make with this wonderful French oven — I’d love to finally tackle all the stews in my library of recipes!

  55. Genevieve A.

    I would make gigot de sept heures, or 7 hour leg of lamb. Hope I win!

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  57. Cheryl

    I will make an osso bucco if I win.

  58. David Silver

    I was just given a copy of Daniel Boulud’s cookbook, “Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine” for Hanukkah. If I won this beautiful pot, I would do a Julie/Julia and work my way through the entire book!

  59. Will Kolb

    Skillet chicken with rosemary, thyme, new potato and red onion.

  60. I would make a pot roast, chili and attempt Julia’s famous Boeuf Bourguignon. Always wanted an oven safe pot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Thanks for always making me drool while reading about all of the great burgers in DFW! So much for that diet.

  62. I would love to own this! All I do is cook and think of recipes.
    3 1/2 lb boneless chuck roast
    1 Tbsp Grapeseed oil
    Salt, pepper, italian seasoning to taste
    “Shakers 97″seasoning (not on the market yet but working on it)
    1 large yellow onion, chopped or sliced
    4 cloves of garlic, peeled
    1/2 cup of red wine
    1 bay leaf
    Several carrots, peeled and cut

  63. brian Maguire

    Would make lemongrass soup in it. I would have my other one on the burner with it. Love them 🙂

  64. Sina

    I’d make chicken vegetable soup. Mmmm.

  65. Julie Fitzgerald

    I would make a gorgeous gratin in it! With potatoes, turnips, beets, cheese and rosemary! And stone fruit cobblers! And a mole-inspired chili! Ohhh the possibilities are endless!!!

  66. Lee

    Ahh..Le Creuset…the cookware that put “sexy” back into the braise! Ive never owned a piece, but have had the pleasure of “borrowing” a piece here and there. To own a piece of cookware like this would be considered to be the icing to anyone’s cook ware inventory.
    If I were to acquire this piece, I would invite my Mother in Law over to the house from El Paso, so that we could get into the kitchen together. This would be a great opportunity for her to teach me how to make the authentic Menudo and Pozole from Mexico. It would also give us an opportunity to cook together in the kitchen, and bring the family unit back together into the heart of the house.
    From there, she would be able learn about using different styles and types of cookware, to be able to execute the same recipe, and having the same if not better results from it. When the caldo is finished, we can bring the cooking vessel to the table for the rest of the family to enjoy the beauty of it, and the goodness of what’s inside!

  67. AJB

    What else ? Malbec braised oxtail with a veal feet added for extra richness. Can’t you taste it already ? and this is just a beginning as this LC baby would stay on my stove from October to March ! Bring it on .

  68. We are waiting for the drawing and should have a winner picked within an hour. Good luck to all who entered, and have a safe and happy holiday.

    We are promised more prizes like this in the coming months, so stick around and read cravDFW every day.

  69. We have a confirmed the winner of our contest. We contacted Cheryl and she gave us her shipping information and will be the happy recipient of the new Le Creuset French oven. Congratulations.

    In her email back to us she said, “I have never won anything ever in my life. I want to make something for ALL the Crave readers!”

    How about Osso Bucco for 10,000, Cheryl? Have a great holiday, and thank you for all who entered. We are told we have an equally nice gift to give away in about a week. Stay tuned.

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