Many thanks to my dear MIL and FIL for the Christmas gift certificate to Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’ve been there several times, but could never make up my mind. Until last night, that is, when I realized I would only be happy when I bought the pretty French cast iron pot I really wanted. I had never heard of Fontignac before, but they are really made in France, the company has been in business almost 100 years, and it is half the price of Le Creuset. So this morning I pressed it into service as soon as I woke up, and it now holds an utterly delicious pot of bean soup, thanks to Costco’s gourmet bean blend.