Le Creuset was founded in 1925 by Armand Desaegher and Octave Aubecq, who built their cast-iron cookware foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, where Le Creuset casseroles, sauciers, and soup pots are still cast in wet sand today. Though not the first manufacturer to coat cast iron with a porcelain enamel glaze, Le Creuset was the first to popularize this technique for cookware, largely through the introduction of color. From the beginning, orange, or Flame, was the company’s signature color, said to echo the hue of molten cast iron in the cauldron, or creuset. The first sand-cast shapes included cocottes, which are known variously as French ovens and Dutch ovens.

After World War II, Le Creuset began exporting its wares to the United States and other countries. In 1958, Raymond Loewy, who designed everything from Lucky Strike cigarette packaging to locomotives for the Pennsylvania Railroad, created the angular Coquelle French oven for Le Creuset. Though notable now, the design was not as popular as the basic round lidded pot, which is still in production. More enduring was the 1972 redesign of the cocotte handles by Italian designer Enzo Mari.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Feeding America

Feeding America

This archive of 76 influential American cookbooks from the late 1700s to early 1900s, assembled by the Michigan St… [read review or visit site]

Tupper Diva

Tupper Diva

Kristian McManus’ fresh, airtight collection of Tupperware catalogs and related ephemera from the 1950s and 6… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Le Creuset Fennel Green Enameled Cast Iron 5.5 Qt Stock Pot Dutch Oven #26 W LidLe Creuset Cast Iron Pot Cookware Stand 5 Shelves Black Made In France Free ShipNever Used Vtg Cousances #22 Le Creuset Cast Iron Pot Lid Skillet Combo 2qtsLe Creuset 10.25" Enamled Cast Iron Skillet!Le Creuset Stoneware 27oz. French Press, MarseilleLe Creuset 10.25" Enamled Cast Iron Skillet!Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-iron 9-1/2-qt Oval Oven, Cherry (dg41611)Vintage Le Creuset Dutch Oven #24. Red Enamel. UsedVintage Le Creuset Cast Iron French Oven / Casserole DishLe Creuset Cassis/purple Enameled Cast Iron 5 Qt Oval Dutch Oven Mother's Day Le Creuset Cassis 10.25 Inch Square Grillit Skillet - Enamel Cast IronLe Creuset Silicone 7-piece Utensil Set, WhiteLe Creuset 7081404 Salt Mill, CherryVintage Le Creuset 9 Skillet Fry Pan With Pour Spouts Light Blue & BlackLe Creuset White Enamel Cast Iron #18 Saucepan/pot Skillet/lid Combo-franceLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron #40 Lasagna / Roasting Pan - Red/orange FlameLe Creuset Signature Cast Iron Saucepan Light BlueLe Creuset 10.25" Enamled Cast Iron Skillet! Le Creuset Flame Orange 2 Quart #18 Cast Iron Dutch Oven France No ReserveLe Creuset 10.25" Enamled Cast Iron Skillet!Le Creuset 9 Quart Round Dutch Oven, Cast Iron, CherryCast Iron Vintage Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven # 23Le Creuset Pate Terrine 32 Royal Blue Enameled Cast Iron Bake/roast Pan With LidLe Creuset Cast Iron Blue Grill Frying Pan #30 13" - Used Beautiful White Le Creuset Skinny GrillRare Le Creuset Enzo Mari Enamel Dutch Oven #26 Powder Blue Stock Roaster & LidLe Creuset 10.25" Enamled Cast Iron Skillet!Le Creuset 4 1/2 Qt Round Dutch French Oven Blue E FranceLe Creuset France Flame Orange Enamel Pumpkin Casserole W/ Lid 2 QtCousances - Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven Cobalt Blue Size 20 - 10 CupsLe Creuset Toughened Nonstick 8-inch Shallow Fry Pan (dg41613)Gently Used - Le Creuset #30 Green Enamel Cast Iron Pan- Made In FranceVintage Le Creuset 22 France Cast Iron ( Bottom Only )Nr Le Creuset Truffle Cast Iron 10 1/2 Skillet Great Shape, Low Ship & Bonus!Vintage Le Creuset 28 Blue Cast Iron Oval Handled Baking Casserole DishLe Creuset Signature Cast-iron Deep 4.5 Qt Sauté PanLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Mini Wok - Le Creuset 5 ½” Dish With Lid Blue X 2 Le Creuset Pan 18 Red No Lid Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Light Blue Saucepan(2) Le Creuset France No # 14 Brown Enamel Cast Iron Cookware Pots Qty 2Le Creuset Bakeware Dish Quince/yellow Vintage 2.5 Qt Rectangle 12 X 8.5 Ec Le Creuset 6" Cast Iron Enamel Round Escargot Dish Lot/ 4 Pieces Le Creuset 32 Multi-function Oval Oven With Grill Pan - Made In FranceVintage Le Creuset - Enameled Cast Iron Skillet - Saffron Yellow #16Le Creuset Poterie Square 7" Inch Baking Dish Stoneware Red Non-porous/stainingBlue Le Creuset France Cast Iron " Two In One " Sauce Pan & Fry Pan # 22 Le Creuset Large Enamel Cast Iron Moroccan Tagine Cherry Red CookwareLe Creuset Oval Casserole / Oven Cookware, 25178 35 45 32422Le Creuset 2.1 Quarts White Whistling Kettle Le Creuset France Oblong Grill Skillet #32 Beige Color Cookware Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Petite Oval Au Gratin Dish, Flame Vintage Le Creuset Flame Orange Cast Iron Enamel 4 1/2 Qt Dutch Oven &lid #24Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 11-3/4-inch, CherryLe Creuset Cast Iron Mini Cocotte Lid Trivet French Blue Appetizer Desserts EucVintage Large Red Teapot Signed Le Creuset FranceVintage Blue Le Creuset Cast Iron Enameled Pot Le Creuset 9.5 Qt Oval Oven Marseille Ls25023559Le Creuset Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven W/lid Quince/yellow 3.5.5qt EcNice Le Creuset 26 5 1/2 Qt