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Giveaway – Le Creuset Doufeu in Flame

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by Amber on May 22, 2011

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more stunning piece of kitchen equipment as the Le Creuset Doufeu. Seriously – when I took it out of the box, it was art, sitting right there on the stovetop.

You’re probably asking yourself what in the world a doufeu is, and how in the world do you say it? First, let’s start with the pronunciation. A doufeu or Dough-foo is a cast iron French oven made with a special lid specifically designed to baste your food as it cooks.

You see there how the lid is quite large, and has a big “bowl” in the center of it? That bowl is crucial to the Le Creuset genius. The lower part of the pot is like any other Le Creuset you might own – cast iron, covered with enamel, and perfect for searing any of your favorite meats and vegetables.

Where the Doufeu stands apart is in the lid. After you’ve started the cooking process, and you’re simply ready to let everything in the pot simmer, you put the doufeu lid on, and then fill the top of the lid with ice cubes. Yes, ice cubes.

As the food slowly simmers, steam rises to the top of the pot. When the steam meets the cold lid, it turns the steam back into liquid. The lid is dimpled on the underside. The dimples help to evenly distribute the steam-turned-liquid evenly back down onto your food.

Just for a moment, imagine the roast chicken that comes out of this pot.

When Le Creuset sent me the doufeu for review, as I said before, I was a little taken aback at just the beauty of the piece. I almost wanted a second one just so I could put it on a separate shelf and let it look pretty. But this doufeu is all workhorse, and leaving it on a shelf would be a disservice to all the hard work and creativity that went into the creation of the Le Creuset Doufeu.

Did you know the Doufeu is part of the original collection created by Octave Aubecq, one of the founders of Le Creuset? It first debuted with the company in 1934.

Mr. Aubecq was intent on making an enamel color that would stand out among other cast iron pot makers. He created the bright orange-red we Americans know as “Flame” as an homage to the color cast iron turns as it is formed in the heat of a crucible. Here we are, nearly 80 years later, and Flame is still Le Creuset’s number one selling color.

Would you like to own a piece of Le Creuset’s history for yourself?

Le Creuset is offering one incredibly special Bluebonnets & Brownies reader their very own 7 1/4 QT Le Creuset Doufeu in Flame, part of the Le Creuset Heritage collection.


How you win:

{Required Entry}
Visit Le Creuset’s Heritage Collection page.

Come back here and leave a comment telling me what piece, other than the doufeu, you would like to have, and in what color. You must be specific. “Red French Oven” will not count.


Who wants bonus entries?!

For each item below that you do, you will get one extra chance to win. If you already do any of these items, they DO count. You MUST leave a separate comment for each item. If you leave one cumulative comment, it will only count as one extra entry.

1. Like Le Creuset on Facebook.
2. Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.
3. Follow @LeCreuset and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and leave a comment that you did so.

Sweet! @BluebonnetBaker & @LeCreuset are giving away a doufeu in Flame! #giveaway http://su.pr/6lL3lY

4. Subscribe to Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates. When you click the link, you will see “Get Bluebonnets & Brownies Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription. Leave a comment after you’ve confirmed your subscription.


Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Tuesday, May 31st at at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 6/4/11 to claim their Le Creuset 7 1/4 QT Doufeu or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one Le Creuset 7 1/4 QT Doufeu in Flame {$315.00 value}. Product will be shipped by Bluebonnets & Brownies.

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by Le Creuset USA. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my cooking experiences with Le Creuset products. I was given the product free of charge to test and review it; however, I was not monetarily compensated for the review or giveaway.

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