This website is devoted to vintage French copper cookware because I love it. I collect and cook with vintage French copper and I made this website to celebrate it. This is my hobby, not a business — I don’t show ads, I don’t sell anything, and nobody pays me to do this. I just really love this stuff and I want to talk about it.
My goals are to share what I’ve learned and encourage you to build your own collection with more confidence. When I was getting started with vintage copper I was pretty much on my own to figure out what to buy. Most of the websites I found were trying to get me to buy something and so fed me misleading information; the cooking forums that did have nuggets of good information about copper also had contradictory and outright wrong information, and I didn’t know enough to tell the difference. I wanted to see vintage copper up close, learn about how it was made and who made it, and get unbiased advice on what to look for when buying it online, but that place didn’t exist. So I decided to make it. Welcome.
These are the things I write about.
But I’m not always right. I’m an enthusiast, I like doing research, and I’m intellectually curious, but I’m not an expert and I’m certainly not perfect. I work very diligently to research and document what I post here but if you can bring me good information to refute or improve upon something I’ve said, I welcome it. I’m surprised that the history of the vintage French copper cookware industry hasn’t been explored and documented already and so I’m doing the best I can, fueled by genuine appreciation and attention to detail. (The only other resource I’ve found is oldcopper.org, but their focus is Britain and not France.) I’d love your help and your enthusiasm. Please comment on posts of mine that interest you or email me at VFC at vintagefrenchcopper dot com.
This site is non-commercial. As I said above, there is no advertising here and I won’t tolerate others using my site to advertise. I pay for this site out of my own pocket because it’s my hobby. I do not sell vintage French copper (or anything else) and I’m not trying to get you to buy copper from anyone. I have no affiliation with any cookware or manufacturing companies, nor any online sellers. Any mentions of individuals or businesses are personal endorsements by me and I am not compensated in any way.
If I provide a link to a product on Amazon, it’s just a normal link like you’d get from a friend. I don’t use affiliate links that kick money back to me. I come across weird sites with sketchy “cookware reviews” that are pretty much platforms for ads, affiliate links, and search engine shenanigans, and I want to reassure you that I am emphatically not doing that. I link to things to make sure you know the specific product I’m talking about, not because there’s any money in it for me. Please find the best deal for you.
I also have an Instagram account. I take photos of my pots and pans as I cook with them. I’m neither a great cook nor a great food photographer, but I hope that showing you old copper in use might encourage you to buy and use it yourself. My Instagram handle is @vintagefrenchcopper.
I love guest posts. Would you like to show off your collection? Have you learned about a certain maker and you’d like to share your knowledge with others? This is your place. I can host your photos — you don’t have to pay me or anything like that. Email me at VFC at vintagefrenchcopper dot com.
I would really like to hear from you, especially if you have a correction for me, as my goal here is to provide information that people can trust. Please leave a comment on posts that interest you or email me at VFC at vintagefrenchcopper dot com.