Le Creuset Cookbook and Cookware with Review, Recipe & Giveaway

Created in Le Creuset's very own test kitchen, Le Creuset: A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table is a cookbook that is as stunning as the French icon's beautiful cookware. With over eighty inspiring French recipes designed to empower home cooks to explore the timeless pleasures of the French table, this title will release your inner Jacques Pépin.

Pommes Dauphinoise, Coquilles St. Jacques, and Boeuf Bourguignon as well as other classics are shared along with sure to become new favorites Lamb Navarin, Cauliflower Polonaise, and Lentil salad with whipped goat cheese. I particularly love the Boulanger and Patissier chapters that contain recipes for Brown butter madeleines, Cake salé (a ham and cheese loaf), Chocolate soufflé and other tempting dishes. Beautiful photographs and an elegant embossed cover coupled with recipes that are approachable and impressive make this title a keeper. 

Besides my addiction to cookbooks, I have a deep affinity for Le Creuset cookware and all things French. The products are gorgeous (the colors add a splash of fun to my kitchen), last a lifetime and elegantly scream quality. Le Creuset introduced the first vibrant, flame-colored enameled cast iron cocotte in 1925 taking a kitchen staple - cast iron - and refining it, making it more functional, more beautiful and deeply joyful. I know they bring me great joy. I still have on my wish list a round Doufeu and the Loewy  coquelle and maybe then I will stop collecting. Don't fall for that one, Dear Husband.

When the stainless steel line came out, I lusted after it with the eye-catching lids and Le Creuset handles that taunted me - I had to have it! Just recently, I was able to review two of Le Creuset's stainless steel products, the gorgeous 6+ quart stock pot and the roaster and absolutely love everything about these pieces.

The stainless steel collection of cookware from Le Creuset is aesthetically pleasing and are workhorses in the kitchen. The stockpot is lighter than others of this quality but still sturdy. For some reason, water boiled so much faster in the Le Creuset pot. I know this is a strange thing to notice but here in the mountains water takes longer to reach a boiling point. A watched pot does boil when the pot is Le Creuset.

Breaking in my stainless steel roaster was great fun with a delicious brisket. I'm looking forward to using these two wonderful products (along with my Le Creuset cast iron) to bring style to my holiday cooking. I've had people comment on my collection asking if a chef lives in our house - the answer is no, but Le Creuset makes me feel like one. 

Special thanks to Le Creuset for providing me the gorgeous stainless steel items to review as well as a copy of their new cookbook. Graciously, they are sharing a comforting Onion soup recipe with our members today as well as offering copies of their book to two winners with one winner also winning a Le Creuset stainless steel stockpot in our contest below.

Onion soup

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

½ cup unsalted butter, plus more for the bread
3 pounds medium yellow onions, halved and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
Kosher salt
½ cup dry white wine
8 cups chicken stock
2 fresh thyme sprigs
1 dried bay leaf
Freshly ground black pepper
4 to 6 demi baguette slices, cut on the diagonal ½-inch-thick
1 garlic clove, halved
1 ½ cups coarsely grated or thinly shaved Gruyere
Garnish with coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Stir in the onions and a generous pinch of salt. Cover and cook until wilted, about 10 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the onions are very soft and deep golden brown, about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally to loosen the brown glaze from the bottom of the pan. Stir more often as the onions darken.

Deglaze the pot with the wine, stirring to loosen the fond from the bottom of the pot. Simmer until the wine nearly cooks away. Stir in the chicken stock, thyme, and bay leaf. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Discard the thyme stems and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.

Just before serving, preheat the broiler on high. Butter the tops of the bread slices and broil until crisp and toasted. Rub the toast with the cut sides of the garlic clove. Leave the broiler on.

Ladle soup into French onion soup bowls or other oven-safe crocks, and place them on a baking sheet. Float a slice of toast in each serving. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the soup and toast, letting a little drape over the edge of the bowls. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve at once.

Le Creuset is offering one grand prize winner a copy of Le Creuset: A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table and a Le Creuset Stainless Steel Stock Pot with a second winner receiving a copy of the gorgeous cookbook. This contest is open to  EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 16th, 2017.


171 Comments

  • sipa  on  11/16/2017 at 10:32 AM

    Blue cheese galettes

  • Marcia1206  on  11/16/2017 at 10:32 AM

    I love bouef bourgignonne! So that would be my choice

  • matag  on  11/16/2017 at 10:35 AM

    Duck Croquettes

  • FireRunner2379  on  11/16/2017 at 10:37 AM

    I'd like to try the recipe for Duck Confit and the one for Brioche Rolls.

  • sdg8trgrl  on  11/16/2017 at 10:38 AM

    Pain au Chocolat

  • rchesser  on  11/16/2017 at 10:39 AM

    Ham and cheese cake salé.

  • Sharmiro  on  11/16/2017 at 10:41 AM

    Yum: lentil salad with goatcheese.

  • FireRunner2379  on  11/16/2017 at 10:45 AM

    I'd like to have the Le Creuset Dutch Oven in the color Marine!

  • cindymisho  on  11/16/2017 at 10:58 AM

    Chicken tagine. Sounds good.

  • heyjude  on  11/16/2017 at 11:58 AM

    Bourride

  • kmn4  on  11/16/2017 at 12:00 PM

    Brandade de morue

  • kmn4  on  11/16/2017 at 12:08 PM

    Oh, that Sakura Large Teapot is beautiful!

  • Outrun1986  on  11/16/2017 at 12:35 PM

    Maple, bacon and pumpkin tart

  • Outrun1986  on  11/16/2017 at 12:40 PM

    I would like to try the Nonstick Fry Pan.

  • ktwalla  on  11/16/2017 at 12:56 PM

    Cassoulet

  • Joy001  on  11/16/2017 at 1:20 PM

    Boeuf Bourguignon, yum!

  • HeatherLynn  on  11/16/2017 at 1:58 PM

    The cheese fondue was the first thing to pop off the page!

  • patioweather  on  11/16/2017 at 2:46 PM

    Pomme Dauphinoise

  • lgroom  on  11/16/2017 at 3:13 PM

    Pomme Dauphinoise

  • IMBigWillie  on  11/16/2017 at 3:21 PM

    The Boeuf Bourguignon!

  • JJWong  on  11/16/2017 at 3:23 PM

    There are so many recipes I'd love to try in this book. My first would have to be the cheese quiche!

  • rachelgri  on  11/16/2017 at 4:33 PM

    The Duck Croquettes would be my first recipe to try.

  • Shelley.b  on  11/16/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Onion soup

  • Laura64  on  11/16/2017 at 5:26 PM

    Coq au vin mousseux

  • rachael_emiller  on  11/16/2017 at 6:09 PM

    Parsnip Puree! Getting creative with Alaska root vegetables until March up here :)

  • outsidereader  on  11/16/2017 at 6:24 PM

    I would love to try the lentil salad with whipped goat cheese.

  • eileen2015  on  11/16/2017 at 6:41 PM

    Onion soup

  • ravensfan  on  11/16/2017 at 6:42 PM

    Duck croquettes

  • southerncooker  on  11/16/2017 at 7:18 PM

    Cheese fondue

  • LouiseQuasiChef  on  11/16/2017 at 7:44 PM

    Chicken rillettes

  • eveaway  on  11/16/2017 at 8:09 PM

    Oil-poached leeks!

  • LeePicard  on  11/16/2017 at 9:22 PM

    Bourride. Sounds like the perfect dish for Le Creuset and it would be something new for me to try. Never made anything with these ingredients!

  • Angryyew  on  11/16/2017 at 9:25 PM

    I would try the Vegetable soup au pistou first.

  • kkhammer123  on  11/16/2017 at 10:07 PM

    Asparagus with cured egg yolks

  • dbielick  on  11/16/2017 at 10:13 PM

    Shellfish bisque

  • madelainelc  on  11/17/2017 at 12:12 AM

    Duck croquettes. Duck is one of my favourites

  • lpatterson412  on  11/17/2017 at 12:22 AM

    Apple Tarte Tatin!

  • jzanger  on  11/17/2017 at 12:22 AM

    blue cheese galette!

  • mjes  on  11/17/2017 at 1:40 AM

    Poached pears

  • starrie143  on  11/17/2017 at 5:08 AM

    Chicken Tagine in my Le Creuset Tagine of course!

  • LizyB  on  11/17/2017 at 5:53 AM

    Blue cheese galettes

  • macfly18  on  11/17/2017 at 7:26 AM

    French onion soup! I've got bone broth simmering on the stove now and was planning to make soup tonight. Pumped to have stumbled upon a recipe to use with my Le Creuset.

  • Siegal  on  11/17/2017 at 7:32 AM

    Coarse country pate sounds yum

  • lapetitebaker  on  11/17/2017 at 7:37 AM

    I'd like to try the ham and cheese cake salé.

  • vickster  on  11/17/2017 at 7:49 AM

    Salmon in Puff Pastry. This is a fabulous giveaway!

  • sir_ken_g  on  11/17/2017 at 9:21 AM

    Cured salmon! PS I have the Doufeu .it's great

  • contest718  on  11/17/2017 at 9:48 AM

    Garlic and herb gougères

  • aoiwowie  on  11/17/2017 at 11:20 AM

    Coq au vin mousseux

  • joyosity  on  11/17/2017 at 2:26 PM

    The salmon in puff pastry sounds key

  • earthnfire  on  11/17/2017 at 6:01 PM

    Onion soup

  • keizerfire  on  11/17/2017 at 7:00 PM

    I'd try the pickled vegetables!

  • jezpurr  on  11/17/2017 at 9:34 PM

    Chocolate soufflé!!!^_^

  • jezpurr  on  11/17/2017 at 9:44 PM

    Pumpkin Cocotte!!!^_^

  • NolaLynn  on  11/18/2017 at 12:00 AM

    It's a tie between the lentil soup and the celery root remoulade

  • contest718  on  11/18/2017 at 1:03 AM

    Heritage Bakeware Set or Scandinavia Bakeware Set I would love to try from Le Crueset. They are some of my absolutely favorite cookware products, just very expensive if you cannot catch them on sale.

  • RSW  on  11/18/2017 at 6:32 AM

    Cassoulet

  • Shana.  on  11/18/2017 at 10:46 AM

    Cured salmon! I've always wanted to try doing this, and I'd love to use the Le Creuset cookbook with my first attempt!

  • t.t  on  11/18/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Lentil salad with whipped goat cheese

  • t.t  on  11/18/2017 at 11:16 AM

    I'd love to try Le Creuset's Moroccan Tagine

  • Nancith  on  11/18/2017 at 11:16 AM

    Omelette baveuse

  • bstewart  on  11/18/2017 at 5:51 PM

    Braised short ribs!

  • okmosa  on  11/18/2017 at 9:19 PM

    OMG - all of them!!

  • Yarnia  on  11/19/2017 at 12:51 AM

    Cheese souffle

  • Manykittiesmama  on  11/19/2017 at 4:02 AM

    The Chicken Tangine sounds wonderful!

  • Sherrianne  on  11/19/2017 at 6:18 AM

    It’s winter here in the states, This dish sounds lovely and its a one pot chucken didh! Coq au vin mousseux

  • Sergeant123  on  11/20/2017 at 2:27 AM

    Wow, it's hard to decide because they all seem interesting but I would try Coq au vin mousseux because I've never heard of it and the idea of chicken with creme fraiche and dill sounds intriguing.

  • robynsanyal  on  11/20/2017 at 10:24 AM

    Chicken tagine

  • MollyB  on  11/20/2017 at 12:19 PM

    Baked Camembert

  • sarahawker  on  11/20/2017 at 3:37 PM

    Boeuf Bourguignon

  • kitchenclimbers  on  11/20/2017 at 4:59 PM

    chicken tagine

  • cheftina888  on  11/20/2017 at 5:27 PM

    I would make bouef bourgignonne since I love beef

  • thecharlah  on  11/20/2017 at 9:45 PM

    Asparagus with cured egg yolks

  • Scotsman61  on  11/20/2017 at 10:52 PM

    Pain au Chocolat

  • Sofie168  on  11/20/2017 at 11:12 PM

    I'd make the classic Boeuf Bourguignon. For the Silpat product, I'd like to try the flexible molds.

  • radhablack  on  11/21/2017 at 12:49 AM

    The cured salmon sounds wonderful. Also oeufs dur mayonnaise

  • NancyLynn  on  11/21/2017 at 1:24 AM

    That's easy, cheese fondue!

  • cookn  on  11/21/2017 at 2:55 AM

    Shellfish bisque

  • ramyaviv  on  11/21/2017 at 10:18 AM

    French onion soup for sure!

  • fbrunetti  on  11/21/2017 at 12:11 PM

    Asparagus with cured egg yolks

  • dusksunset  on  11/21/2017 at 4:07 PM

    Maple, bacon, and pumpkin tart

  • VeryVigario  on  11/21/2017 at 8:28 PM

    Blue cheese galettes

  • davisesq212  on  11/21/2017 at 10:09 PM

    Duck croquettes is what I would try!

  • mcrimmins  on  11/22/2017 at 2:34 PM

    Tapenade

  • priyamaine  on  11/22/2017 at 3:46 PM

    Vegetable soup au pistou

  • JaneRose  on  11/22/2017 at 8:54 PM

    I would have to start with something simple, the cheese quiche.

  • monasli  on  11/24/2017 at 6:21 AM

    Onion soup

  • amylou61  on  11/24/2017 at 8:48 AM

    I'd try the Chicken rillettes.

  • LaurenE  on  11/24/2017 at 8:28 PM

    Blue cheese galettes

  • AnnaZed  on  11/24/2017 at 11:06 PM

    Lentil salad with whipped goat cheese

  • AnnaZed  on  11/24/2017 at 11:12 PM

    I want the charming PARIS COLLECTION PLATTER, isn't it cute!

  • amylou61  on  11/25/2017 at 11:46 AM

    I'd like to try the Heritage Bakeware Set.

  • PennyG  on  11/26/2017 at 1:51 PM

    Braised short ribs!

  • PennyG  on  11/26/2017 at 1:58 PM

    I didn't see anything about Silpat on Le Creuset's site, but I have always wanted a Le Creuset skillet!

  • tmcginty  on  11/26/2017 at 4:27 PM

    Onion soup

  • Sandiegolemons  on  11/26/2017 at 8:18 PM

    Steak Diane. I haven’t had it in years.

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/27/2017 at 12:36 PM

    Garlic and herb gougères

  • sgump  on  11/27/2017 at 3:17 PM

    Great to see all the excitement over this giveaway! Sign me up for the cassoulet--as a project for the upcoming end-of-year holidays!

  • bfg67  on  11/28/2017 at 6:36 AM

    Duck croquettes

  • infotrop  on  11/28/2017 at 12:05 PM

    Croissants (at least I'd give it a try...)

  • verorenee  on  11/28/2017 at 11:21 PM

    cheese fondue

  • ndyson  on  11/29/2017 at 10:50 AM

    Cured salmon!

  • Amdona  on  11/29/2017 at 12:44 PM

    I'd love to cook anything in this

  • skipeterson  on  11/30/2017 at 12:08 PM

    Galette de pommes de terre

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/30/2017 at 5:09 PM

    Ham and cheese cake salé

  • amandajoy  on  12/1/2017 at 9:21 AM

    I would want to try the coq au vin mousseux

  • eboos  on  12/1/2017 at 11:22 AM

    Coquilles St. Jacques

  • Uicater4  on  12/1/2017 at 7:55 PM

    Cheese Souffle, Duck Croquettes for appetizers then, Braised Shortribs w/ a side of Harissa sauce.

  • mombaker247  on  12/2/2017 at 6:36 AM

    Onion soup. Cheese Soufflé. Cured Salmon EVERYTHING

  • lhudson  on  12/2/2017 at 7:30 AM

    Shellfish bisque

  • jc214a  on  12/2/2017 at 7:38 AM

    I would like to try the "Cured Salmon" recipe.

  • lselke  on  12/2/2017 at 11:15 AM

    It's a tie between cheese fondue and French onion soup.

  • rachael_mc  on  12/2/2017 at 1:15 PM

    seafood terrine

  • rosalee  on  12/2/2017 at 8:25 PM

    Pickled vegetables--I love all things pickled!

  • pappaslauren  on  12/4/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Blue cheese galettes, yum!

  • rglo820  on  12/5/2017 at 5:19 PM

    Seafood terrine for sure...

  • lauriesk  on  12/5/2017 at 9:09 PM

    The first recipe I would try is the chicken tagine.

  • eileen2015  on  12/6/2017 at 2:02 AM

    French onion soup

  • Signe  on  12/6/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Fig and apple tarts

  • bibliophile02  on  12/7/2017 at 10:59 AM

    Galette de pommes de terre

  • Vanderjane  on  12/8/2017 at 2:42 PM

    Oil poached leeks

  • skyejaden  on  12/8/2017 at 2:43 PM

    Oooh, the Brandade de morue!

  • jim.windle  on  12/8/2017 at 2:55 PM

    Duck confit

  • KarenDel  on  12/8/2017 at 3:21 PM

    I'd like to try the Buckwheat blini

  • mbhorst  on  12/8/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Coarse country part, still searching for that perfect recipe for this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • KarenDel  on  12/8/2017 at 3:29 PM

    I would like to try their Buffet Casserole

  • Dmartin997  on  12/8/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Cassoulet, which I love.

  • upstatemissy  on  12/8/2017 at 4:10 PM

    I would try the Boeuf Bourguignon first.

  • sushimaven  on  12/8/2017 at 4:11 PM

    Snapper en papillote

  • Sallyquilts  on  12/8/2017 at 4:43 PM

    Blue Cheese Gallettes!

  • GoodnessGrandma  on  12/8/2017 at 6:22 PM

    Coarse Country Pate

  • rusthawk  on  12/8/2017 at 6:33 PM

    Chocolate chocolate pudding cake with chocolate ganache

  • Julia  on  12/8/2017 at 10:42 PM

    Onion soup.

  • Whyvette  on  12/8/2017 at 11:32 PM

    I would definitely try the Coquilles St. Jacques.

  • LindaME  on  12/9/2017 at 3:12 AM

    I can't wait to try the French Onion Soup. I've never made one with chicken stock. Second is cassoulet. Oh so many choices!

  • PeavineBlues  on  12/9/2017 at 9:12 AM

    Pain au Chocolat

  • Jill100  on  12/9/2017 at 9:32 AM

    Beef Bourguignon!

  • AngelaLCooks  on  12/9/2017 at 11:13 AM

    Blue cheese galette

  • RoseMGenuine  on  12/9/2017 at 10:08 PM

    Cassoulet!

  • DanieleK  on  12/10/2017 at 11:14 AM

    Lentil salad with whipped goat cheese

  • RokiMowntinHi  on  12/10/2017 at 6:28 PM

    I would definitely try the choucroute-garnie! Crazy ingredients - but I'll bet it's AmaZing!!

  • Dannausc  on  12/10/2017 at 7:04 PM

    Cheese fondue

  • zarprey  on  12/11/2017 at 9:49 AM

    The lentil salad with goat cheese sounds fab!

  • SnarkyLarane  on  12/11/2017 at 11:40 AM

    That onion soup is getting made tonight!

  • Execchef1225  on  12/11/2017 at 11:43 AM

    love the lentil salad with whipped goat cheese idea.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  12/11/2017 at 6:00 PM

    Duck confit

  • thewoobdog  on  12/12/2017 at 8:53 AM

    I'd have to try the Chicken Tagine

  • Sfgordon  on  12/12/2017 at 1:31 PM

    I'd try the duck confit

  • tararr  on  12/12/2017 at 2:48 PM

    Asparagus with cured egg yolks

  • Karla123  on  12/12/2017 at 4:38 PM

    I'm a big fan of pears, and this recipe for poached pears sounds perfect for the holidays.

  • Karla123  on  12/12/2017 at 5:15 PM

    I'd like to try the versatile round deep dutch oven.

  • kattzzzfl  on  12/12/2017 at 8:54 PM

    course country pate

  • NaomiH  on  12/13/2017 at 11:56 AM

    Ham and cheese cake salé (

  • orchidlady01  on  12/14/2017 at 2:49 AM

    Baked Camembert and Blue cheese galettes

  • orchidlady01  on  12/14/2017 at 2:57 AM

    I would like to try the Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven.

  • Floramaven  on  12/14/2017 at 10:38 PM

    I will enjoy the Trout Amandine!

  • Analyze  on  12/15/2017 at 11:24 AM

    I don't see silpat products at the Le Creuset webiste, but I'd like to try their trivet. Would like to try the Baked Camembert and Steak Diane from the cookbook!

  • lmalter  on  12/15/2017 at 1:02 PM

    chicken tagine!

  • jenlamar  on  12/15/2017 at 1:47 PM

    garlic and herb gougeres!

  • topdawg11  on  12/15/2017 at 2:23 PM

    Duck confit.

  • Lkvoyer  on  12/15/2017 at 3:34 PM

    I’d try lentil salad with goat cheese!

  • smartie101  on  12/15/2017 at 3:38 PM

    Braised short ribs

  • JaneRose  on  12/15/2017 at 4:17 PM

    I'd like to try the cookie silpat. It would be a new experience for me.

  • WagnerJB  on  12/15/2017 at 4:56 PM

    Pommes Dauphinoise

  • Maefleur  on  12/15/2017 at 5:28 PM

    Onion soup and blue cheese galettes

  • hirsheys  on  12/15/2017 at 9:16 PM

    tart tatin

  • JFAdams  on  12/15/2017 at 9:20 PM

    Chicken rillettes

  • jemans  on  12/16/2017 at 12:24 AM

    blue cheese galettes!

  • klahaneridge  on  12/16/2017 at 4:01 PM

    I would love to try the vegetable soup au pistou - love trying different soup recipes during the cold winter weather, and this one is vegetarian friendly!

  • jmay42066  on  12/16/2017 at 10:23 PM

    French onion soup

  • jmay42066  on  12/16/2017 at 10:32 PM

    Heritage Bakeware Set

  • JamieLondonK  on  12/16/2017 at 11:10 PM

    Blue Cheese Galettes

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