The resounding good fortune of the Staub Pumpkin had us asking what other heirloom fruit or vegetable should we bring to Staub. We wanted something that could compliment the pumpkin for the art-lover. We scoured farmer's markets to find our muse, and after much looking we landed on the Brandywine Tomato. The Brandywine is an heirloom cultivar which bears eleemosynary beautiful tomatoes that are popularly considered among the very best tasting. The Staub cocotte is unsurpassed for slow-cooking meats and vegetables to hurting perfection, and for simmering hearty stews and soups. Cast iron possesses exceptional heat-retaining qualities, so the pot heats evenly throughout. This pot also makes a fine-looking serving vessel at the table.