I was first introduced to the Emile Henry brand about 4 years ago or so. I attended a cooking class with Jacques Henry, the 5th generation, owner of the company. I bought my first few pieces then (a 9×13 casserole pan, a pie dish, and large bowl). Mr. Henry even signed my pieces for me. I fell in love the first time I used my casserole pan…everything cooked evenly and it cleaned up nicely. So, I saved up some money and replaced all my dishes with the Emile Henry plates, bowls, and mugs.
Emile Henry is a French company and their products are made using Burgundy clay (from Burgundy, France). “Burgundy clay evenly and slowly diffuses cooking heat to the very center of the cooking dish.” Their dishes can go from the freezer to the oven to the microwave to the broiler. They are extremely durable, in fact you can even cut directly on the surface without damaging or scratching it.
Since, I really love their products, I contacted them to sponsor AMFT in the Blog Bash Giveaway. They were so generous that they sent me a few items to review and giveaway prior to the BIG giveaway in June. I was floored by their generosity and of course in LOVE with my new items. I was also introduced to their other lines of products: Rosle, Mauviel, and Duralex.
I have never used a stainless steel pan until last week when I tried the Mauviel Stainless Steel 8 Inch Pan. I was amazed at how quickly it heated up and evenly it cooked my eggs. And of course, my real test was how easily it would clean up…super easy clean up.
The Duralex 9pc Glass Stackable Bowls are fantastic. The largest bowl is the perfect size for preparing a packaged cake or muffin mix and the smaller bowls are great for food prep. Again, these bowls are so easy to clean and nest together to save on storage space…always a plus for me.
I also got to try a fabulous knife. The Rosle 9″ Universal Knife with Wavy edge is a great sized knife for cutting smaller items like strawberries or tomatoes. The wavy edge also makes it perfect for cutting hard cured meats.
And finally, the Emile Henry Classic Square Baking Dish was actually the perfect size casserole pan for my family. I actually made yesterday’s Ham & Mac Casserole in this pan (notice the bowl in the picture…yep, Emile Henry!).
Emile Henry has been so generous that they have offered a little prize pack now…just to tempt your taste buds for the big giveaway in June! So…you might be wondering which of these items will be in this giveaway….well…it’s ALL OF THEM (that’s over a $175 value)! I am able to giveaway one of each of these items to one lucky US resident. WOOHOO! Open to US residents and ends 5/3/11!
Disclaimer: Emile Henry sent me a set of items to review and to giveaway. All reviews are my own thoughts and opinions.