Monday, July 06, 2009

Authentic Alsatian kitchen linens

When cleaning up your kitchen after your latest feast of home-grown and locally-sourced ingredients, why must you dry your pots and pans with towels from an Indian sweatshop? It makes no more sense than cooking frozen shrimp from China, which by now have probably been re-engineered to eat corn. Instead, pick up a few kitchen towels from, where you can purchase authentic, handmade Alsatian products that are as beautiful as they are functional. Maybe you won't outfit your entire kitchen with them, but a couple will go a long way, especially as decorations. They're environmentally friendly, the way they have always been because they are hand-made and screen-printed in Alsace, the eastern region of France that has changed hands several times in history between France and Germany.