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So far, so good

I bought the Lodge 3-quart dutch oven about a week ago and have used it twice now for baking sourdough bread (soon I'll try short ribs).  So far, it's great.  Easy to clean, cooks evenly, feels sturdy.  Unlike the 3-quart Le Creuset dutch oven, the Lodge dutch oven is significantly more economical for those who aren't quite ready to take a $100+ plunge into this kind of cookware.     The only drawback is that the Lodge handle is only temperature safe until 400 degrees.  That means if you're pumping your oven higher than that, you have to unscrew the handle and go without it (which makes it very hard to take the top off to check on your progress) or you...
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Amazing bakery, amazing cookbook


Pros: Great photography and writing, delcious recipes

Cons: The photos alone make you hungry but you can't eat the cookbook

I first fell in with Tartine in its bakery form.  Conveniently enough, the bakery is located about half a block away from my brother's old apartment.  When he was living there, he would always bring treats from Tartine for family dinners...lemon creme tarts, chocolate pudding, lemon meringue cake, passion fruit lime bavarian, and their gorgeous breads.  Oh!  And how could I forget...their croissants.  Mmm, just writing it out makes my mouth water.  Needless to say, it's absolutely delicious.  One day, while I was standing in a 20+ person deep line waiting to make my way into the bakery, two gals got in line behind me.  They had never been to Tartine before and of course were wondering if...
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