What is a tagine?
From the North-African cuisine, the tagine has crossed over to our own kitchen. The tagine is a cooking pot with a very high lid, like a kind of chimney. Condensation continually falls back in the bowl during cooking. The taste of the food remains optimal. In a tagine you can cook meats, fish and vegetables. Fun thing is you can serve the dish inside the bowl.
Le Fonte enamelled-pans
Le Creuset pans are cast in cast-iron. To this day, these pans are still produced in France. For each individual pan they make a casting mold from sand. This mold is filled with cast-iron. After casting it they remove the sand and what remains is a rough, cast-iron pan. It is finished with a beautiful enamelled non-stick coating. The outside is equipped with one of the characteristic Le Creuset colors. The result is a rock-solid, heavy pan. A true style icon, which will last for generations.
Le Creuset recommends to use silicone spatulas with these pans, which you can buy with a discount as a combi deal when buying the pan. You can also use wooden spatulas. Metal spatulas, however, are out of the question!
Wash the pan before first use dry it off well. Always select the appropriate heat source for the bottom diameter of the pan. Beware in a stove, for example, that the flames cannot go by the sides of the pan. The flame only needs to reach the bottom. Never put the pan after heating under a running tap. Let it first cool-off. This pan can be washed in the dishwasher. Note that over time it can affect the email.
The history of Le Creuset pans
The start of Le Creuset’s success goes back to the Brussels Stock Exchange in 1924. Armand Dean (specialist in cast-iron) and Octave Aubecq (specialist in email) joined forces and decide to found a company together. It turned out to be a great move! With the enamelled pans by Le Creuset they have been conquering the world since 1925.
Le Creuset always continues innovating. They are always at the drawing board creating new designs, models and colouring. That’s the reason these pans are still so relevant even after 90 years! Unmatched production quality and leading design and colouring make Le Creuset an icon.