About 10 years ago, I purchased a big green round Le Creuset dutch oven that I have used more than many of the TOO MANY things I have in my kitchen (yes, I have a problem, but admitting it is the first step).
I have made everything in it. I cherish it. My son (who cooks with me and is only 5 years old) will get it when he goes off to college. . .I mean Harvard)
Knowing how much I love this device, my wife purchased another one for me.
Small, fire engine red and oval (I think she was tired of trying to hoist our green monster out of the oven)it was a vision.
So of course as a certifiable foodie (please don't delete this post) I got to cooking while the family was still opening the tonnage of gifts.
I had some nice pork tenderloins that I seared on the stovetop, and sent to the over to bake to make some chopped pork sammies for an early lunch.
When I took the new Le Creuset out of the oven, it was purple.
Let me tell you up front that I am not the best judge of color. It may have actually been mauve.
But it was no longer red.
Is that normal?
And by that, I don't mean "Is it normal to open your new favorite gift and start cooking while everyone else is by the tree?" but "Is it normal for a new Le Creuset to change colors?"