Whether drying your hands or removing a hot dish from the oven, tea towels are an indispensable tool for any cook. Also known as dish towels or kitchen towels, these fabric rectangles rose to prominence during the 18th century in Great Britain, when plain linen towels were used to dry delicate pieces of china and flatware. In the 19th century, such towels became increasingly embellished so the lady of the house could use them to prevent...Continue Reading