The Cookware Brand Ina Garten Has Used Since The 1970s

Ina Garten is a national treasure. The Food Network celebrity chef is a favorite among celebrities and everyday, regular people, just like us. Garten is the dream neighbor you wish lived next door so you could pop over to borrow a cup of sugar and be invited to share one of her famous chicken dinners that are so delish even Ree Drummond, A.K.A. The Pioneer Woman, has given it her seal of approval. But since we all can't live next to the Barefoot Contessa, the next best thing might be to outfit our kitchen with gear so we can try to cook just like her. After all, they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and clearly, we would all like to imitate Garten's cooking.

The first place to commence that imitation should be the pots and pans we use. It might surprise you to learn that Garten has been using this one brand of cookware since the 1970s. In fact, she is so fond of this brand, people who have had a sneak peek into her kitchen and pantry have noted it (via The Kitchn). And it should come as no surprise that Julia Child was also a fan of this cast iron Dutch ovens, favoring it in a bright shade of flame. 

Garten likes Le Creuset cookware

Garten wrote for House Beautiful all the way back in 2006, "I know there is lots of really good cookware available, but the ones I use are All-Clad stainless steel and Le Creuset enameled cast iron. They're expensive, but they really do last a lifetime. They're also incredibly easy to clean." In fact, the cookbook author likes Le Creuset so much, she has been using the same Le Creuset Dutch ovens for almost five decades. That sounds like a good investment to us.

William Sonoma reveals that Garten is partial towards her orange, cream, and lime green Le Creuset cookware and that she often decides what color pot to use based on what she is cooking up. Garten also went on to explain about her love affair with this enamel cast iron cookware when she wrote for House Beautiful, "Not only is it great for cooking, but it's beautiful enough to go directly from the oven to the table." 

And Garten uses these pots for just about everything. She shared, "I also like the Le Creuset oval au gratin dishes, which I use for things like baked eggs for breakfast and vegetable gratins for dinner. My choice would be 11 or 14H inches, and I love their new Kiwi color (citrusy green). I should also say I have a dozen white oval Apilco baking dishes, in lots of sizes." Looks like it's time to find a sale on Le Creuset.