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Happy 90th Birthday Le Creuset! 🎂

September 2, 2015

Last week I wrote about why I switched to Le Creuset and this week it is the 90th birthday of the iconic Cast Iron cookware company from France. It is no secret that I absolutely adore everything Le Creuset! ❤️

Established in 1925, Le Creuset pioneered the production of its iconic enameled Cast Iron cookware in France where it still manufactures today. For 90 years Le Creuset has ensured that every piece of its desirable cast iron cookware is crafted with the same uncompromising quality and passion to deliver great cooking results. It is this passion for design, innovation and quality that has enabled Le Creuset to become the best loved cookware brand in the UK and across the globe.

In an age where technology is at the forefront, for a company to be able to say it has been manufacturing the same product for 90years and still continues to be the very best at what it does is a true achievement. 

Here are some fascinating facts about Le Creuset-

• Over 10,000 Le Creuset Cast Iron products are made every single day at the original Foundry in Fresnoy-Le-Grand in Northern France.

• Worldwide Le Creuset offers more than 100 vibrant and attractive colours.

• The most expensive Le Creuset set ever sold belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The set of ‘Elysees Yellow’ cast iron pieces was auctioned at Sotheby’s for $25,300 in 1999.

• The famous Volcanic orange colour was inspired by the fiery orange of the molten iron used to cast every casserole and was the very first colour Le Creuset produced in 1925.

• During its 90 year history Le Creuset has become a best loved cookware brand and has manufactured over 300 million products for more than 60 countries.

Celebrating 90 Years in Style –

To mark its 90 years, Le Creuset is launching a 90th Anniversary Celebration Cocotte, a reproduction of the first ever Cast Iron Casserole made by Le Creuset in 1925. This limited edition casserole is being reproduced using the original vintage orange ‘Volcanic’ colour and is sure to become a collector’s piece for everyone who loves Le Creuset and its rich heritage.

Le Creuset celebrating 90 years of excellence

Reflecting its birth year, Le Creuset is producing only 1925 pieces of the limited edition cast iron casseroles worldwide; each individually numbered, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity within a unique presentation box and a small bottle containing the sand from the individual moulds used to make the casserole.

Le Creuset celebrating 90 years – will come in this beautiful box to be treasured forever

The 90th Anniversary Celebration Cocotte (£299 RRP) launches on 1st September 2015 with only 230 casseroles available in the UK. Providing a rare opportunity to own a part of culinary history, the limited edition will be available from Le Creuset Retail Stores, selected retail partners including John Lewis and on http://www.lecreuset.co.uk.

La Cocotte Originale

Le Creuset will also be creating a global microsite lecreuset90.com where Le Creuset fans will be invited to share their life-long memories of enjoying great food with family, friends and Le Creuset. Set to launch with the release of the limited edition casserole the microsite will showcase what Le Creuset has meant to passionate cooks and families around the world over 90 years.

Launching 1st September 2015, share your most treasured Le Creuset moments and memories at lecreuset90.com using #lecreuset90.  Keep an eye out for mine!

Buy a piece of history now before they run out and treasure it forever and ever. ❤️

http://www.lecreuset.co.uk

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2 Comments
  1. Ha! With a bday coming up, I asked for gift vouchers from Le Creuset as there is a store here in Muswell Hill. Every time I pass by I have to turn my head so I cannot be tempted to walk in and touch all those lovely pots. Already have one but can’t wait to go shopping with my vouchers soon… Yay for Le Creuset, Yay for cooking delight!
    Evelien (aka Va Va Vintage)

    • Yayyy to that! Oh how dangerous having a Le Creuset near you! Please let me know what you get, so many goodies to choose from. The new colour is ink, so gorgeous xxxx

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