Jenny v. Modernist Bread – Emile Henry Giveaway

A little over a year ago I shared with you The Making of a Cookbook Collector, the story of how my love of cooking and baking blossomed into a full blown obsession. While I have always been a fearless cook and baker, I’ve never deeply delved into the art of creating bread. Sure, I have baked a loaf or two, but my goal is to learn everything about bread from the starter to the shaping – to the perfect crumb and crust – and that is where Modernist Bread: The Art and Science by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco J. Migoya comes into play. 

Modernist Bread is a guide to the science of bread baking (see this article for more information)  and follows in the footsteps of Modernist Cuisine which is also indexed for our members.  Modernist Cuisine shares science-inspired techniques for preparing food that ranges from the otherworldly to the sublime and our shows a brilliant look inside. For those who want to begin exploring these sets, the Modernist Cuisine at Home is a perfect stepping stone. The Cooking Lab is working on their next project – Modernist Pizza and I am hoping for a Modernist Pastry set soon! 

Back to bread, ourprovides a beautiful look inside Modernist Bread and each volume of the five book set is indexed as follows:

At the moment, we are in house limbo. We will finally have our house on the market this coming week and if all goes well, we will be moving within the next two months or sooner. When I am in my new home, I will begin my deep exploration of bread using Modernist Bread and a number of wonderful products from Emile Henry including this gorgeous Bread Cloche

Founded in 1850, and located in Marcigny, a small town in the province of Burgundy, France, Emile Henry has established a worldwide reputation for manufacturing the finest quality ceramic ovenware, gourmet cooking products, and bakeware products. Still owned and operated by the Henry family, the company today manufactures all of their new cooking products from Burgundy clay using their proprietary High Resistance Oven Ceramic state-of-the-art manufacturing process. 

Their products are not only beautiful but durable. Specifications are as follows:

  • Burgundy clay evenly and slowly diffuses cooking heat to the very center of the cooking dish. Food is cooked evenly, which brings out the flavors and aromas. Burgundy clay has superior heat retention properties which keep food hot and more flavorsome when resting on the dining table or on a kitchen sideboard.
  • All Emile Henry products are direct freezer-to-oven. They exhibit extraordinary thermal shock properties. They go under the broiler and in the microwave.
  • Emile Henry products do not chip or crack easily. One can cut directly on the surface without scratching or damaging the product.
  • The surfaces do not trap and hold baked on or burnt food. Cleaning is remarkably easy. All Emile Henry products can go in the dishwasher.
  • There is no lead or cadmium in their products, all of the glazes meet California Prop 65, and all of the products are 100% food safe. Offered in a large variety of colors, the glazes will not craze, discolor or fade over time.
  • All Emile Henry products carry a limited household ten (10) year warranty against breakage due to defective workmanship.

There are certain brands that signify class and craftsmanship and Emile Henry is certainly one of those. I love the Bread/Potato Pot and use it often to make roasted potatoes – so easily to flip the pot instead of using a spatula to turn potatoes over to roast evenly and not to mention the stunning factor when serving as these gorgeous products go from oven to tabletop in style. Emile Henry’s Baquette  and Bread Cloche are going to accompany me on my journey through bread baking and I hope that you will follow along. 

This is a project I am extremely excited to begin and I feel that working my way through Modernist Bread will be the equivalent of a culinary course in bread. The team behind Modernist is offering me their support and I hope that you will also cheer me along. Those who live nearby may be the recipient of loaves of incredibly fresh baked bread! All my posts on this series will be tagged #modernistbread. 

To celebrate this project, Emily Henry has generously offered one of our members a beautiful Bread Cloche for your baking needs. To enter scroll down to our giveaway which consists of the cloche only, please support our sponsors for these giveaways by completing all the entries where you can. 


Emile Henry is offering one cloche to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which Emile Henry product would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on July 9th, 2018.

Special thanks to Emile Henry for providing me with two of their stunning products for my Modernist Bread project and for providing a cloche in this giveaway. I own Emile Henry products and highly recommend this brand for its quality, craftsmanship and beauty.

I purchased Modernist Bread for purposes of this project and this set of books is not a part of the giveaway. 

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  • rchesser  on  May 13, 2018

    The Brasier, 12", Burgundy!

  • MirandaAK  on  May 13, 2018

    Too easy! I've been eyeing the Emile Henry baguette baker for a looong time. Especially since I don't own the fish poacher recommended in MB for baking baguettes. Seriously? A fish poacher?

  • jmay42066  on  May 13, 2018

    Rectangular Baker Set, Twilight I used to own this set and it was lost in a move and I miss it so much!

  • Tanner14  on  May 13, 2018

    Would love the bread loaf pan

  • amyz218  on  May 13, 2018

    Definitely the bread cloche!

  • lcomer  on  May 13, 2018

    I have an Emile Henry Taganrog that LOVE! The bread cloche is for sure next on my must have list.

  • lcomer  on  May 13, 2018

    Oh my that was spelled horribly. I have a Tagine, that I love!

  • Maurbrown  on  May 13, 2018

    Yes, the bread cloche for sure.

  • lgroom  on  May 13, 2018

    The Braiser 12"

  • FireRunner2379  on  May 13, 2018

    I'd like to try the Large Rectangular Pizza, Grilling, and Baking Stone.

  • Angryyew  on  May 13, 2018

    I'd try the tagine, because I don't have one of those yet.

  • jthelwell  on  May 13, 2018

    The bread cloche, and then the tagine.

  • lauriesk  on  May 13, 2018

    I would try a loaf dish for bread.

  • mjes  on  May 13, 2018

    bread cloche or baguette baker

  • catmommy9  on  May 13, 2018

    This very cloche!

  • ktwalla  on  May 13, 2018

    Bread Loaf Baker in Burgundy

  • dbielick  on  May 13, 2018

    the bread cloche in burgundy

  • love2chow  on  May 13, 2018

    The burgundy bread cloche looks fabulous – I imagine it can make both delicious rustic breads and a two person pizza.

  • demomcook  on  May 13, 2018

    I've had both the bread cloche and the pizza stone on my wishlist for a long time.

  • Puguppy  on  May 13, 2018

    Pizza stone

  • amylou61  on  May 13, 2018

    I'd love to have a Burgundy Ruffled Pie Dish.

  • heyjude  on  May 13, 2018

    The red baguette baker

  • rusthawk  on  May 13, 2018

    I'd love to have the 12" brasier. They're so pretty!

  • Alleycat  on  May 13, 2018

    The cloche! I have been lusting after it since January.

  • leilx  on  May 13, 2018

    Dutch oven, definitely. I don’t have one and would like to get one

  • Amdona  on  May 13, 2018

    The cloche.

  • Wanahca  on  May 13, 2018

    Bread cloche

  • gardenboss118  on  May 14, 2018

    The baguette cloche in charcoal!

  • sarahawker  on  May 14, 2018

    The Bread cloche is pretty awesome but the
    Tagine, 2.1qt, Charcoal is right up there with wants!

  • LizyB  on  May 14, 2018

    I'd love to try a bread cloche as opposed to the dutch oven I've been using for that purpose!

  • kmn4  on  May 14, 2018

    Soup Pot / Chili Pot, Burgundy – that is gorgeous!

  • floridagld  on  May 14, 2018

    Huge fan of Emile Henry and love and have pizza stone,
    Wish list now is the bread cloche or any of the bread makers.
    Tangine, chicken roaster and fish cooker.

  • lpatterson412  on  May 14, 2018

    I am totally in love with their bread cloches! Such a beautiful piece!

  • matag  on  May 14, 2018

    The soup pot is beautiful

  • southerncooker  on  May 14, 2018

    I'd love to try the 7 quart round flame dutch oven/stew pot.

  • Shelley.b  on  May 14, 2018


  • JRumi  on  May 14, 2018

    I would like a roaster

  • vickster  on  May 14, 2018


  • kgmom  on  May 14, 2018

    I'd love the rectangular baker.

  • gallucci  on  May 14, 2018

    I would love to have this Bread Cloche! Own and use often a rectangular baker and it is terrific.

  • Wojtanowski  on  May 15, 2018

    totally the bread cloche

  • AlisonL  on  May 15, 2018

    The Burgundy Fish Steamer and the Bread Cloche. They can be used for veggies as well. I'd like to try the Fish Steamer with tofu and tempeh!

  • contest718  on  May 15, 2018

    I would love to try out the Salad Set 6pc but they seem to only sell it in Oak and we mostly have Blue colors in our household. It is still pretty but expensive.

  • hippiechick1955  on  May 15, 2018

    Always loved their products. I'd like to try the bread cloche or the braiser. I'd get a lot of use out of either one.

  • linded  on  May 15, 2018

    Burgundy bread cloche. Can’t wait to get Modenist Bread!

  • mcrimmins  on  May 16, 2018

    I already have the pie plate and the quality is amazing. A pizza stone would be next.

  • melspot  on  May 16, 2018

    I would love to perfect bread in the Mile High City, so the Bread Cloche would be wonderful!

  • sarahcooks  on  May 16, 2018

    I have, um, kind of a lot of Emile Henry products already. But I really want to try that cloche, I've never heard of it and usually bake bread (Ken Forkish recipes) in a cast iron dutch oven.

  • sgump  on  May 16, 2018

    The 3.7-quart tagine is lovely!

  • tcjanes  on  May 16, 2018


  • Mariarosa  on  May 16, 2018

    The tagine is gorgeous!

  • ebs  on  May 17, 2018

    I would love either the bread cloche or a pizza stone

  • MiMi60  on  May 17, 2018

    I would love more bowls!! So I want Mixing Bowl Set, Flour
    Item #: 116529-3

  • infotrop  on  May 18, 2018

    the pizza stone looks like a lovely way to both cook and serve

  • LaurenE  on  May 18, 2018

    The tagine

  • jluvs2bake  on  May 19, 2018

    I love my tagine, and I *need* to add the bread cloche 🙂

  • t.t  on  May 19, 2018

    The tagine

  • echarest  on  May 19, 2018

    Wow the cloche is a great giveaway

  • hirsheys  on  May 19, 2018

    I also would love the tagine.

  • Siegal  on  May 19, 2018

    I would love a baguette baker

  • blessnel  on  May 19, 2018

    I love the burgundy Fish Steamer!

  • verorenee  on  May 19, 2018

    The bread cloche

  • RSW  on  May 20, 2018

    Baguette Baker

  • kelliwinter  on  May 21, 2018

    The bread cloche of course

  • SarahGelle  on  May 21, 2018

    The baguette baker looks life changing!

  • Dannausc  on  May 21, 2018

    I’d love a tagine.

  • Livmichelle  on  May 21, 2018

    The bread cloche, or brassier

  • eatysmith  on  May 23, 2018

    "Visit and leave a comment as to which Emile Henry product you would like to try." "Oval Baker, Small, Twilight"!

  • Teruska  on  May 24, 2018

    I look forward to following your Modernist Bread project!

    The next product I would like to try is the Pizza, Grilling Stone.

  • Kimberly62  on  May 24, 2018

    Dutch oven

  • PennyG  on  May 24, 2018

    The mortar and pestle.

  • fbrunetti  on  May 25, 2018

    Oval Baker

  • Debcancook  on  May 26, 2018

    I've always wanted an Emile Henry ruffled edge pie dish! Any color would make me a very happy pie maker.

  • ohyoucook  on  May 26, 2018

    Mixing bowls. Can always use more mixing bowls.

  • EmilyR  on  May 26, 2018

    Emile Henry baguette baker or the tagine

  • threefourpfeif  on  May 27, 2018

    I'd love the Rectangular Baking Dish Ultime, Blue Flame

  • dusksunset  on  May 27, 2018

    Large Rectangular Baking Dish Ultime, Burgundy

  • thecharlah  on  May 27, 2018

    Chicken Roaster

  • NancyLynn  on  May 28, 2018

    The bread Cloche, I've just been to a sourdough bread class…..I need it!

  • clairew137  on  May 28, 2018

    the tagine

  • LABeachGal  on  May 29, 2018

    A tagine would be great fun to try!

  • riley  on  May 30, 2018

    Tarte Tatin Set

  • NaomiH  on  May 30, 2018

    I would love a roaster!

  • lhudson  on  May 31, 2018

    The Baguette Baker

  • milgwimper  on  May 31, 2018

    Cloche, baguette baker, and tagine

  • Rosesrpink50  on  June 1, 2018

    The Bread Cloche would be great!

  • kroshey  on  June 1, 2018

    I would not mind having that bread loaf baker!

  • WCchopper  on  June 3, 2018

    i'd like to try the mortar and pestle

  • sallansd  on  June 3, 2018

    I'd love a Tangine!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  June 3, 2018

    Ruffled pie dish

  • Sfgordon  on  June 3, 2018

    ruffled pie dish

  • kkarin  on  June 4, 2018

    That magnificent bread cloche for sure!

  • klrclark  on  June 5, 2018

    The Soup Pot/Chile Pot for sure!

  • HeatherLynn  on  June 6, 2018

    I would love to try the Baguette Baker from Emile Henry!

  • KarenDel  on  June 8, 2018

    I would like to try the Flame Top Oval Dutch Oven / Stewpot

  • Su2cool  on  June 9, 2018

    I've wanted one of those cloches forever. I've just started with sour dough and am experimenting with new breads every week.

  • bangss  on  June 9, 2018

    There's a lot of cool stuff, but I REALLY need me a good pizza stone!

  • Amdona  on  June 15, 2018

    The bread cloche

  • debbiehb  on  June 16, 2018

    The bread cloche

  • orchidlady01  on  June 16, 2018

    Tagine, 3.7 qt, Burgundy

  • VeryVigario  on  June 17, 2018

    The chicken roaster! I've never seen that before!

  • ladybrooke  on  June 20, 2018

    Other than the bread cloche, I'd love to try the fish steamer.

  • Jenamarie  on  June 23, 2018

    Flame Round Dutch Oven / Stewpot, Burgundy

  • percussion03  on  June 23, 2018

    I can’t decide between the cloche or baguette baker—equally cool.

  • auntietina  on  June 27, 2018

    There is so much I like but for some reason the shape of the Chili/Soup Pot makes me smile and want to hug it.

  • tennyogirl  on  June 27, 2018

    A tagine

  • LMS209  on  June 27, 2018

    bread cloche please 🙂

  • PeavineBlues  on  June 28, 2018

    Bread cloche

  • Lafauvette  on  June 28, 2018

    large pizza stone

  • Scotsman61  on  June 30, 2018

    A hard decision between the Bread Cloche, The Tagine or the Baguette Baker

  • littleminxgirl  on  July 1, 2018

    I have some Emile Henry from when we lived in the UK.. Would love the cloche

  • Passionflower  on  July 3, 2018

    Bread cloche, for sure.

  • Aproporpoise  on  July 3, 2018

    I’ve wanted a salt pig forever – but their tarte tatine is cool – I didn’t know there was a special dish for that!

  • artthecat  on  July 4, 2018

    Soup pot/chili pot

  • Nkrieda78  on  July 5, 2018

    I would love to try the tagine!

  • debgonewest  on  July 6, 2018

    Rectangular Pizza, Grilling, and Baking Stone.

  • lovelily1001  on  July 9, 2018

    i think that bread cloche is the best! but i like the tableware too. the mugs are lovely.

  • LeighF  on  July 9, 2018

    Bread cloche ! Make my life complete !

  • ravensfan  on  July 9, 2018

    The bread cloche!

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