This is the time of the year to check for fashionable cold weather boots (is there such a thing?) and be vulnerable to new dutch ovens for stews, chillis and holiday dishes, and the gettogethers with friends and family. It is not that I don't have a le creuset dutch oven collection already, but I could not resist this one any longer. I had seen it for 2-3 seasons on the Sur La Table catalog and this year it had bewitched me heart and soul: the Le Creuset Marseille round dutch oven. Sur la table also has a really good price -- $149 instead of $285.