At the turn of the twentieth century, a new global perspective on cuisine began to dawn. Chefs paused in their kitchens to reconsider the courses they were serving. Traditional attitudes about cooking and dining fell away. Eating became both the expression and the pursuit of pleasure. At last, eating was no longer just a necessity but a joy. Le Creuset is focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking. From its original enamelled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone and more, Le Creuset has grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job. This cookware manufacturer was founded in the French town of Fresnoy-le-Grand, Aisne, Picardy, a strategic location at the crossroads of transportation routes for iron, coke, and sand. In addition, Le Creuset is best known for its colourfully-enamelled cast-iron cookware "French ovens", also known as "cocottes or coquelles" and "sauce pans" or "casseroles" (in French).