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8/3/2012--Seattle, WA, USA..Sur la Table CEO Jack Schwefel prizes his pre-World War II Staub cocotte. The covered, round pot, which was found in an Alsace, France, restaurant has served hundreds of patrons for more than 60 years. Its aged beauty inspires Mr. Schwefel, who keeps it next to his desk in his office. Though he admires the durability of the cast-iron pot, Mr. Schwefel no longer allows his wife to cook with it, preferring to keep it with him in his workplace instead..Stuart Isett for The Wall Street Journal