Chef Nancy Silverton has a new collaboration with cookware company Made In—and the results are gorgeous
In the colorful land of direct-to-consumer cookware, Made In stands out with its no-nonsense designs, leaning on sleek carbon steel for professional-grade cookware that performs like a beast and looks great without frills. The brand was founded in 2017 by Jake Kalick and Chip Malt, childhood friends and Boston natives, and has since earned the support of more than 650 restaurants that have incorporated the line into their kitchens. (Though it’s still designed to be accessible for the home chef.)
Think Eric Ripert, Stephanie Izard, and Tom Colicchio. And most notably: Nancy Silverton, patron saint of sourdough and restaurateur many times over, who relies on Made In for her Michelin-starred restaurant group, Mozza.
“Once I got to cook with and see the pots and pans, that was my first introduction,” she said. “I was immediately comfortable and enthusiastic.”
The James Beard-winning chef loves Made In so much, she partnered with the company for a series of collaborations, including a brand-new collection of porcelain bakeware, out this week. The three-piece collection—available as a set for $189 or from $69 separately—includes three baking dishes: a 5.3-quart rectangle, a 2.4-quart square, and a 2.6-quart oval in crisp white, naturally nonstick porcelain with hand-painted red or navy trim.
Like Made In‘s other products, the bakeware emphasizes structural integrity over Instagrammable aesthetic. (Though Silverton said she loves that they look great direct from the oven to the table.) Kalick explained the company immediately went to France to source their porcelain once they and Silverton decided on baking dishes, pairing up with a factory that’s been creating bakeware for more than 200 years.
“French porcelain is our ideal raw material,” he said. “It’s beautiful, but it’s also incredibly resistant to thermal changes—it can go from the freezer to the oven with no strain. And you get even browning, so you won’t get the hot spots that singe like in metal [bakeware].”
A limited edition of the trio, featuring floral artwork by artist Coco Shinomiya, inspired by Silverton’s whimsical wardrobe, will be available as a set for $269 or from $99 for each piece separately. The latest launch is a follow-up to the collaborators’ 9-inch bread knife and a limited-edition cast-iron grill pan (sold out, sorry), each designed with the iconic chef’s feedback and stamp of approval in 2020.
Silverton said she’ll turn to Made In to outfit her new pizzeria in London (“It’ll be like a whole Made In showroom”) with cookware and tabletop accessories—and she hopes another collaboration is in their future. (Hint: We’ve heard talk of baking tools.)
Until then, you can shop the new trio of bakeware starting today.