Read the whole thing. Mmmm. Can't wait for winter to try this out!
From Le Pot-au-feu.:
As ubiquitous as pot-au-feu once was on the French dinner table, it may rapidly be turning into a gastronomic curiosity. Once the common evening repas of the French middle class, today a meal of pot-au-feu is a novelty. In this era of take-out food and frozen meals, preparing a dinner that requires a substantial portion of the day to cook seems anachronistic. Once ideally suited to cooking on the residual heat of the iron stove still hot from preparation of the midday meal, pot-au-feu requires too much attention for modern lives in modern times.