A timeless standby for stews, roasts, soups, casseroles, and other one-pot classics, this cocotte dish by Staub is a classic Dutch oven. The traditional design includes self-basting spikes for continuous, natural basting, distributing flavorful juices to all parts of the dish. The enameled cast iron transitions beautifully from oven to table (or buffet), and offers great heat retention and durability. The smooth ceramic bottom is finished with a black matte enameled interior that ensures even cooking. A classic necessity for every home chef!Staub's ceramic bakeware and cast iron cookware combine design with functionality and eco-friendliness. Produced in France of ecologically safe materials, their high-fired, chip-resistant dishes are made from a special clay and cast iron, allowing for even heat distribution, which in turn enables optimal baking performance, time after time.