Back in the 1970s, I bought a large set of copper cookware from Lamalle Kitchenware in New York City and have used those pots, saucepans, and skillets ever since. This copper rondeau reminds me of the hand-crafted quality and heavy construction that has made my cookware such a great investment. This 3-quart rondeau is made of 3 mm copper for uniform, even heat and has a heavy, tin-lined interior. At 9½ inches at the base, 14 inches across the top, and 2¾ inches deep, the wide and shallow shape makes it the perfect pot for braising a chicken. It’s expensive, but you will hand this piece of cookware to your kids.