Saturday, March 28, 2015

Julia Would be Proud - The Bon Appetit Pattern

I have been waiting to post about this pattern for several reasons.  For starters, very little is, or was, known about this pattern.  Secondly, I didn't have any of the pieces; of which, there appear to only be two.  As with most things, patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait.

Over the last month, I have been able to obtain both of the currently known pieces of the Bon Appetit pattern.

The A-2-B

and the A-3-B...

I am not sure if the pinwheel lids were standard for this pattern, or not.  Both of these pieces came without lids.  It is completely by personal preference that these are sporting them.  I think the pinwheel style finishes them off nicely. 

One piece, however, did come with some interesting information.... The original sticker.  I don't think individual pieces of Corning Ware came in boxes in the late 90's, that was reserved for sets of cookware.

Thus it is, with complete confidence, that I can finally say, this pattern was produced in 1999...  Therefore, it was only available for about 1 year before Borden, Inc. declared bankruptcy and reorganized into World Kitchen, LLC and Pyroceram cookware was discontinued.

Whether this was a special promotion for Bon Appetit magazine, or not, remains to be determined.  I will admit, the fact that it has "The art of fine cuisine" printed on it as well, makes me wonder.  It really does sound like a "slogan".  After all, Bon Appetit simply means "Good Appetite".

Where is your Corning Ware??

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