Dana Velden

Dana Velden's first book, Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook (Rodale Books) is available where ever books are sold. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Wrap Your Gifts in a Dishtowel, Furoshiki-Style
Furoshiki are Japanese cloths that are used to wrap gifts and other items such as bento boxes. They can be used as book bags, grocery bags or to wrap any small items for transportation. They’re also handy when used to wrap picnic supplies, providing an instant napkin when unpacked.I’ve discovered that a dishtowel can be used furoshiki-style instead of wasteful wrapping paper. It’s especially sweet when wrapping kitchen-related gifts.