...when he would drive down the street in his Le Creuset Round Spinach 7.25-Quart French Oven. in an exclusive-to-Crate-and-Barrel color. They call it "spinach," but don't call it a comeback -- it's avocado for reals. Avocado, some readers will recall, was the bombdiggety color for kitchen decor circa the original lineup of the Velvet Underground.* Are there really people who go out and buy new colors of Le Creuset when they drop? In other words are Le Creuset people as big suckers as Beanie Baby people or sneaker freakers? Is there some intersection of person who would pay for, like, the exclusive Le Creuset-Bathing ape colllab?
This is as good a place as any to make a somewhat heretical suggestion: Le Creuset is not all that for cooking. It is pretty, and statusy, but if you could take one 7.25 quart pot with you into the jungle to feed your insurgents, it would not be Le Creuset -- it is a little bit fussy and a little bit fragile.
*Not mad at this. Not at all. In other news, the Cod just got these shoes, and together w/ the avocado Le Creuset, they would strike the perfect vibe for an early 1970s key party in Taos. Think Rick Moody cut with Sunset Magazine. Anyway, play us off, Modern Lovers: