"In the history of culinary copper there is still to discover, always surprises, always beautiful things. Fortunately! It is thanks to that we know that the journey is not over! To all Copper Lovers, T. J."


Here is Volume 1 of the collection "Les Cuivres de Cuisine" : La Maison E. DEHILLERIN PARIS.


In "La Maison E. DEHILLERIN PARIS", I discuss the history of our most famous house of culinary accessories.
I could have approached the subject by indicating a few dates, a few names, a few anecdotes and voila!
But it wouldn't have been of any interest to you or to me.
So I decided to push my research very far. Because ultimately, the passion doesn't end with knowing how to make a copper pan.
It leads us to multiple horizons, to times, places, people, traditions, joys and tragedies.
Lovers of culinary copper pots all have one thing in common. This irresistible attraction to saucepans and other tinned (preferably) copper pots for cooking. First because we cook there like no other material and second because we imagine the story of their past. This imagination is calming, restful and beneficial for the mind.
Unconsciously, we are looking for answers. Answers to 1000 questions that almost never come to fruition. Because no one has seriously considered the subject. Who were our culinary copper pots makers?
Talking about copper pans leads to a universe full of life, or rather lives!
Of those who build the beautiful stories of our past.

Who was Eugène DEHILLERIN? Where did he come from? How did it start in the world of kitchen accessories? Where was he born, in what environment? Who was his wife, Augustine? What role did she play? How did they meet? When are they married? When did they have their first business? Where ? Eugéne DEHILLERIN arrived in Paris with his brother, who was he? Augustine DEHILLERIN's father is one of those revolutionaries who changed the history of France, how? The DEHILLERIN house could claim seniority well before 1820, why? Who were the predecessors of DEHILLERIN? Is it important to know this? Small boilermakers or famous houses? When and where were Eugene and Augustine's children born? Who was Paul Eugène "Maurice" DEHILLERIN, the son, a hero who fell for France? How did they experience periods of war? Between palaces, liners, large and small kitchens, how has the DEHILLERIN house stood through time?
What is the influence of French cuisine on Americans? America's influence on France? How did Maison DEHILLERIN become known outside its borders? What is the role of Auvergne boilermakers in the history of culinary copper pots ?  What is the link between Villedieu, Paris, Auvergne and the DEHILLERIN house?
18 rue coquillière, institution, living heritage, historical monument, all at the same time?
The answers to all of these questions are in this book, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

This book is well documented and the many details will provide answers long sought by lovers of culinary copper pots.
I chose the practical side rather than the aesthetic side concerning the font.
Five years ago, I would have chosen a classic format but today, myself and those of my generation, who have never worn glasses, often have to lay down their arms!
Time catches up with us and we have the sight of our ages!
This is why I chose an unusual and more "imposing" font. It will prevent many readers from squinting all the time, including me. Because my glasses are often there where I'm not, aren't they?

As usual, I personally translated my texts into English. And those who know me know that the English "T.J. version" is not a perfection!
So don't be surprised to find mistakes. Maybe in the sentences, maybe in the words, maybe in the misplaced words in the sentences?
In any case, I remain available if you require information after purchasing the book. Do not hesitate to write to me !


Happy reading to all !
Sincerely, T.J.

Other Volumes soon available :