Just saw a red six-quart Mario Batali dutch oven in the Crate & Barrel holiday catalog for $99.95. This appears to be barely half of the cost of the 5.5-quart Le Creuset. Anybody with experience with the Batali brand? Comments welcomed, thanks.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy