When I spent some time with chef and cookbook author Barton Seaver for a kitchen tour, we chatted as I photographed his kitchen, and I peppered him with questions on cooking tips and secrets, particularly for anything we home cooks could learn from the professionals. His one big tip? Always have a bar mop towel nearby when you cook.
I would still think these towels are terribly cute even if I couldn't say "owls on towels!" — although that does make me like them more. Finnish company Lapuan Kankurit has been making home textiles since 1917, all in a signature whimsical-folky Scandinavian style.
I adore the lovely simplicity of these linen and cotton stripe tea towels from Teroforma, with their French country feel. Whether you hang one from your apron waist or use it to cover a loaf of hot bread fresh from the oven, these are wash-it-a-million-times-use-it-for-everything kind of towels.
Q: I'm looking for a tip on laundering kitchen aprons — the type with strings which tie around your waist. It is so annoying when the strings wrap around other items in the wash, especially pant legs of jeans! It takes an extra 5 minutes to untangle the mess. Has anyone found a solution?
You can never have too many pretty cloth napkins. They're just the perfect thing when you're looking for an easy way to add a little fancy to the table. That's why I'm smitten with these lovely napkins from LA-based popup shop A Sunny Afternoon!
For a little educational whimsy in the kitchen, it doesn't get any better than these chart-inspired tea towels! The speckled, multicolored eggs of birds, reptiles, and monotremes create quite a visual feast on the towel above, while...
Do you remember the lovely vegetable prints by Rigel Stuhmiller that we featured here a few years ago? The prints were created as a fundraiser for Japan with their sale contributing towards disaster relief. The prints were handprinted works of art and many people purchased them to hang on their kitchen walls. But there's another way you can enjoy these beautiful, striking images: as dishtowels!
I have a collection of towels in my kitchen, and most of them are practical, durable workhorses perfect for dealing with the mess of cooking. But I do have a weakness for pretty tea towels, and like to have a couple on hand for drying my (clean!) hands and just generally making my kitchen feel homey. I just found these Plus Towels from Willow Ship, and I love everything about them.