The Staub journey begins in the Alsace region of France. Rich in history, food, and craft, the area is renowned for hearty one-pot recipes and fine enameled ceramics. With as much attention as the Alsatians applied to perfecting the one-pot meal, Francis Staub set out to perfecting the pot itself. The grandson of a cookware merchant, Francis designed his first enameled pot in an old artillery factory in 1974, merging cast iron’s utility with the latest technology available. Today, the success of these designs has become the benchmark for enameled cast iron cookware and is the reference brand for some of the worlds great chefs.