The French oven is a timeless standby for stews, roasts, soups, casseroles and other one-pot classics. Staub has perfected this tradition in our signature "La Cocotte" French Oven, the choice of some of the world's best chefs. The design has self basting spikes for continuous, natural basting. When your meal is ready, La Cocotte moves beautifully from the stove to your table. Staub products are enameled on the inside and out, including the black matte finish. No seasoning is required for enameled cast iron and it will not react to acidic foods.