14cm double-stamped Vanneuss-Pommier saucepan

This little pot holds a lot of interest for me.


Mauviel’s path forward

Ernest Mauviel must be rolling over in his grave.


Jacquotot, Gaillard, and déjà vu 

There’s something curious going on with Jacquotot’s 1925 product catalog.


15cm Van Neuss saucepan, “Leopold”

Readers Martin and Nick figured out the provenance of the monogram on this little pot.


Guest showcase: 22cm Jacquotot gratin

Reader Stephen W. has found a new-to-me Jacquotot stamp on this lovely oval gratin.


32cm 4mm Jules Gaillard saucepan

Was Jules ahead of his time?

Cooking with copper

Martin’s batterie de cuisine

You guys gotta see this.


For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.

Cleaning & maintenance

A distress call

Reader Theo had a copper emergency.

Retinning & restoration

Guest post: Removing the layers

I’d been watching this pan on eBay for over a month and what attracted me to it was the stamp — “Specialité Hotelière Journel”.