May 21, 2010

Join Me and See Where and How All-Clad Cookware is Made

After the book signing at Giant Eagle Market District, we drove to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to tour the All-Clad Metalcrafters plant.  I’ve been cooking with All-Clad cookware products for many, many years and I was quite curious to see how these wonderful pots and pans are made.  John Ulam, an accomplished metallurgist, discovered that by bonding various metals in just the right ways, he could create a new product with amazing qualities.  He realized that these new ‘clad’ metals would be ideal for cookware and established All-Clad Metalcrafters in 1971.  Professional chefs and gourmet home cooks loved the performance of these pots and pans and they grew in popularity.  It always fascinates me to see how things are made and this field trip was no exception.  Enjoy!