Burgundy is a beautiful French region famous for the excellent wines grown in its mineral-rich limestone soil. This same earth, and the clay it produces, is what Jacques Henry used in the small ceramic workshop he founded in 1850 in Marcigny , in southern Burgundy.

Today, Emile Henry continues to produce pottery using the same clay at Marcigny. The company is recognized worldwide as the best French producer of ceramic kitchen utensils in France but remains in the hands of the Henry family and follows an artisan manufacturing process that leaves its stamp on all its products.

In the video that I invite you to watch to learn more about how Emile Henry utensils are made, you can see (right at the beginning) the sixth generation of Emile Henry. Jean-Baptiste Henry, a 34-year-old who currently gives an elegant character and is very close to the company . I have dealt with Jean-Baptiste on several occasions and he really is a cultured person, very capable and with very clear ideas of where he wants to take Emile Henry.

What did you think of the video? Precious. It is a sample of the affection that Emile Henry puts into all his creations and pieces. Sometimes we wonder what makes one recipe different from another when we use the same ingredients, the same cooking time, the same steps. With love and using truly authentic kitchen utensils the best results are achieved. Emile Henry manages to unite tradition, quality and respect for cooking .

Each piece is handcrafted with the correct dimensions, the correct depth to perfectly cook and bake our recipes. In addition, the ceramic it distributes heat gradually and evenly, guaranteeing healthy and delicious cooking since food does not suffer sudden changes in temperature , better preserving its flavors and nutritional properties .

Thanks to its unique manufacturing process with firing at 1100ºC, Emile Henry ceramic utensils have a finish that is highly resistant to knocks that occur in the kitchen and to changes in temperature . We can take an Emile Henry utensil from the freezer to our preheated oven at 250ºC or directly to the microwave. Its vitrification is so hard that we can cut our preparations directly in an Emile Henry dish or saucepan .

Emile Henry has also developed a range of cocottes , casseroles and tagines called "Flame" with a thermo-diffusing base that can be used on any type of fire: gas , electric, glass-ceramic or even induction with the special Emile Henry disc . In addition, they are still light utensils, easy to handle and can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.

I would also like to highlight the Emile Henry kitchen utensils such as the spoon rest , the salt shaker , the mortar or the oil can . They are precious pieces, very resistant and very functional. The Emile Henry mortar, with its rough interior finish, is one of the best mortars we have tested. The oil can, apart from being precious, has the great advantage that it preserves all the flavor and properties of the oil since it prevents it from getting light , one of the main enemies of oil.

And for my bakers... How can I forget about the molds for cakes and cakes! More than one who is reading this post already has it at home and I would like you to explain your experience to us. I love when you send me your recipes! It is a pleasure and an enormous pleasure to work with these utensils since they also cook our cakes perfectly since they maintain a perfect level of humidity unlike silicone or aluminum molds .

Another of Emile Henry's characteristics is innovation and his interest in designing utensils that help us achieve perfect results in the kitchen . Emile Henry has specific utensils for making fondants, flans, tarte tatin, Catalan cream, caramel, soufflé or cooking homemade pizza. My oldest son always asks me for my famous 4 cheese pizza that you can't even imagine how it turns out! You can smell the roquefort from here. Emile Henry's latest creation is a hood for baking bread in our own oven. This hood recreates the humidity conditions of a traditional oven so that we will have a perfect bread, tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside .

For now, these are some of the benefits that I wanted to explain to you about Emile Henry's ceramics. If you have any questions you can write me under this post, on Facebook or Twitter @ClaudiaAndJulia


Elena said:

Quiero saber si también tiene hierro o son solo de cerámica

Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Mee,

Las cocottes cerámicas de Emile Henry son totalmente aptas para usar en vitrocerámica. En la única superficie que no pueden ser usadas es en inducción. Para el resto, ningún problema.

Muchas gracias y un saludo.

Mee MV said:


Mee MV said:

Hola. He comprado una cohorte pero leyendo este post, en la descripción del artículo no especifica “Flame”. No serviría para ser usada en mi vitroceramica?
Si podéis ayudarme, por favor. No sea que tenga que cancelar pedido.

Maria said:

Acabo de comprarme una cocotte de esta marca, por ahora la voy a utilizar para hacer guisos, pero quiero probarla para hacer pan también.
Pero no tengo mucha idea, tengo qur calentarla en el horno antes de meter el pan.

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