At Cilantro, We Love Emile Henry - Here's Why

At Cilantro, The Cook's Shop, we're big fans of Emile Henry dishes, pots and pans, and we're confident you will be, too. Burgundy Vineyard in France The company was founded in 1850 in Marcigny, a small town in the Burgundy region...

At Cilantro, The Cook's Shop, we're big fans of Emile Henry dishes, pots and pans, and we're confident you will be, too.

Burgundy Vineyard in France
Burgundy Vineyard in France

The company was founded in 1850 in Marcigny, a small town in the Burgundy region of France.

Burgundy is known for the soil that gives grapes grown there their excellent wine-making properties, but this soil also gave the Henry family the clay it used to make their first earthenware dishes.

The clay, which is rich in limestone and minerals, helps food made in Emile Henry dishes cook evenly and consistently. It also resists staining or retaining odors -- perfect for long-simmering dishes like coq au vin or bouef bourgignon. Thus, Emile Henry cookware and bakeware quickly became popular well beyond the limits of Marcigny.

Potter Working With Clay
Potter Working With Clay

Today, the company is still owned by the Henry family. Emile Henry cookware is still renowned for its even cooking and heating, but modern chefs also love its durability -- it can go from freezer to microwave to broiler to dishwasher without suffering, and the same cannot be said for many other high-end kitchen utensils. As if they needed it, Emile Henry products come with a 10-year warranty against breakage due to defective workmanship.

Emile Henry Dishes
Emile Henry Dishes

On top of that, Emile Henry's cheerful colors makes it pots, oven dishes, plates and other tools instruments that are as beautiful as they are useful. Many of our customers have told use they keep their Emile Henry products out to display.

If you'd like to learn more about Emile Henry products, feel free to contact us at any time or drop by our store. We'd be happy to show you around.