The Best Way To Cook Soups & Stews! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway


The days are getting chilly and soup and stew weather is upon us. There is something about this time of year that makes it more comforting than any other time to enjoy a savory stew, flavorful soup or even a hearty chili.


I love to cook stews and soups this time of year. One of my very favorites that I grew up with, is Pasta Fagioli which means pasta with beans in Italian. It is a warm-you-up, stick-to-your-ribs, bowl of deliciousness.

This weekend I cooked a huge batch of it in my brand new Emile & Henry Stewpot. I love this huge 7 quart, red covered stewpot. It is big and that is good because being Italian we never cook a little bit of anything. I believe it had to be an Italian that coined the phrase “Go Big or Go Home”. We just always have enough for anyone that stops by. I have a big family, but stews and soups are so good the next day and even to freeze.

Emile Henry Pot

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This huge stewpot is an entirely natural cooking vessel. This stewpot is part of Emile & Henry’s Flame® product line and can be used direct on heat  (gas, electric or halogen), in the oven, the microwave, even on the barbecue.  The cookware is highly resistant to thermal shocks and you can take it from the freezer and put right in a hot oven.

The cookware itself retains heat so your food stays hot longer. The cookware is wonderful for cooking simmered dishes like stews and soups but  recommended by word renown chefs to use when cooking caramel due to its even heat diffusion. This stewpot makes caramel quickly and easily. We are going to try that out as my husband has been going on about wanting to make a sea-salt caramel.

Flame® Cookware is produced using raw materials directly from nature like non-treated clay, sand, filtered water and mineral oxides for the colorful glazes. So you know you are cooking in total safety. There is no lead, cadmium or nickel in them cookware and so no risk of contamination when cooking. The cookware is made in France from high fired Burgundy clay.

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Since it is such an excellent heat diffuser as opposed to metallic cookware, it diffuses heat and does not conduct it. The cooking process is gentle and food does not burn, so you are left with the flavors of your food intact. Since it is such a great diffuser it performs well on lower temperatures. So very high temperatures are unnecessary and it is advised to start with low heat.

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The cookware is very sturdy and resistant to mechanical shocks that make it a great choice in restaurants. The glazes used are very resistant to the dishwasher and the most aggressive of detergents

While my Pasta Fagioli was simmering I made a nice crusty round bread in my Emile & Henry Bread Cloche. You may remember when I showed you those last year. They are still one of my favorite kitchen items and the only way I make bread now!

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When my Pasta Fagioli was done I served it with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and the fresh sliced bread. It was the perfect weekend dinner on a cold night for this family.

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We think the Emile & Henry Stewpot makes a gift that will delight any cooking enthusiast on your gift list. You will find it on Mommy Ramblings 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

Emile & Henry is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their own 7 quart Emile & Henry Stewpot ($240 ARV) . Thank you to Emile & Henry for this gorgeous stewpot and for sponsoring this awesome and extremely generous giveaway for our readers at Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.


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28 Responses to The Best Way To Cook Soups & Stews! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

  1. Julie Lundstrom

    I like the Rectangle large Casserole baker.

  2. christopher

    Love a Dutch Oven

  3. Rust

    I would love to have the braiser: Brasier, 12″, Burgundy.

  4. laura revilla

    Rectangle large Casserole baker

  5. kelly tupick

    I like the Emile Henry Roaster, Charcoal as this is something i would use often.

  6. Ali Celestino

    I love the Roaster Flour color

  7. Charles-Linda Bradshaw

    I would also like to have the Emile Henry Bread Loaf Baker, Burgundy. It would be nice because my mom loves to bake.

  8. Heather S

    I love the Emile Henry Braiser, 12″ in Charcoal 🙂


    I like the lasagna pan.

  10. Audra O'Hara

    I also like their 16pc dinnerware set in the Azur color.

  11. Natalie S

    Also loving the pizza stone that can be used in the oven or on the grill!

  12. Anne N

    My favorite is the rectangle large casserole baker.

  13. jill rivera

    Emile Henry Flame Top Round Dutch Oven / Stewpot, Charcoal

  14. Lana

    Emile Henry Flame Top Set 3pc, Red

  15. Melissa S

    I would also love to have the Braiser in red.

  16. daisy

    Emile Henry Dinnerware Set 8pc,Blue Flame

  17. Jeanna

    I like the Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle, Blue Flame!

  18. carol clark

    Emile Henry Roaster, Flour
    is what i like

  19. Tina W

    I like the Baguette Baker in burgundy.

  20. Tracie Cooper

    I love the pasta/soup bowl in charcoal!

  21. I would love the Emile Henry Flame Top Round Dutch Oven Stewpot, Charcoal

  22. Ashley turicik

    I love the rectangular platter blue frame

  23. Karen Nadeau

    The lasagna pan would be wonderful.

  24. Melissa J

    I like the grilling stone.

  25. Candace

    I also love the Emile Henry Ruffled Rectangular Baker, Burgundy.

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  27. Nancy Loring

    I like the pasta bowls. To be honest I didn’t know that there were pasta bowls. Now that I see them I like them.

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