Emile Henry's loaf dish is a smart addition to the kitchen for cakes, breads and savory dishes like meat loaf because the clay dish makes for constant, even heat and keeps the inside edges moister and less likely to have dry edges than metal loaf pans. The bright hue, ruffled edge, and embossed motif also make this an elegant addition to the table. Emile Henry cookware and tableware has been built to perform since 1850. But it's the luscious colors and designs that keep us craving. Crafted in Marcigny, France, from the local Burgundian clay, the dishes are hand-dipped in a rich glaze that resists scratching. Many are based on designs from the French company's archives and have the look and feel of French country pottery from the late 19th century. The ovenware is not only strong enough to withstand the abrupt temperature changes of freezer-to-oven cooking but is also beautiful enough to join the dinner party.