Le Creuset Deep Teal Collection | Gourmand & Gourmet

Cooking with Class: Le Creuset's Deep Teal collection gives us all the feels

With new cafes and restaurants popping up every day, we could easily keep ourselves fed breakfast, noon and night every day without having to so much as dirty a pan, but we can’t help but feel a little bit lazy.

We’re tired of hiding takeaway bags from our friends when they come around for a homemade meal and our stoves are so clean it’s almost unnerving.

Our mums and bank balances agree, we have to learn to fend for ourselves – and if there’s anyone that can help us, it’s the French. Le Creuset has been producing super chic  cast iron since 1925, so you know they’ve got this whole cooking business down to a fine art – and a beautiful art at that.

Equal parts fashion and function, the new Deep Teal range of high quality cast iron, stoneware and accessories is here to save our lives (and kitchens) and help us impress our mates. There’s a reason Le Creuset is known as the creme de la creme of cookware, and we love that it heats evenly, offers the best  enamelled cookware (goodbye sauces that stick and hello using less oil to compensate!), it can be used on all cooktops AND in the oven and is dishwasher safe. No scrubbing, no problem.

Need a little more inspo than just drooling over these nature-inspired beauties? The Deep Teal collection sets the tone for daring dishes that are made to share, so here are a few suggestions for what to cook with your new loot!

Wow Mum: Apple, Raspberry & Almond Crumble

If mum has been on your case for an eternity about expanding your cooking horizons, this crumble is sure to be a winner, provided you don’t get distracted by the new season of Orange is the New Black and burn it. Packed with apple, sweet raspberry and flaked almonds, it sounds like a mouthful – but it’s a mouthful you’ll want to serve mum from the so-stylish-it-hurts 10cm Deep Teal Mini  Casseroles. Just add ice cream or whipped cream for two mum thumbs up, and you’ve got the perfect winter dessert.

Check out the recipe here! 

Win your way to their heart through food: Burnt butter, lemon and basil infused gnocchi

If you’ve convinced that cutie you’re worth a second date, now’s the perfect chance to whip out the big guns and put your food where their mouth is. It needs to be simple enough that you won’t have a pre-date meltdown, but fancy enough to show off a little. Answer? Gnocchi baby. Burnt butter, lemon and basil are your friends here – and so is your shallow round casserole dish. Bring out the white wine and we can guarantee** you a third date.

Surprise your mates: Sweet Chilli Prawn Tacos

If you’ve always been the culinary joke of the crew, now’s the time to show your mates you’re no Bridget Jones. Variety is the spice of life and so are these sweet chilli prawn tacos! They cook in no time on the Signature Square Grillit and you’ll be able to channel your inner BBQ god or goddess in between prawn flips, and sips of wine.

Stick with Le Creuset and you’ll have the whole world eating out of the palm of your hand.

**not legally binding.

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who hasn’t burnt half her kitchen down in MONTHS.