Red Cole Tea Towel in Collaboration with ByBells - bundle x3
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Set of three tea towels exclusive to Red Cole created in collaboration with British illustrator & print designer Bybells to celebrate some of Britain's best ingredients.
These beautifully designed tea towels are as practical as they are pretty. Generously sized (72cm x 42cm), 100% cotton (309gsm) and woven with two threads in parallel instead of one making them heavy-duty yet lightweight and very easy to clean.
The designs include:
Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb
Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, with its pink and green colouring is as beautiful as it is tasty. Without getting too geeky, the story of its cultivation is also worth telling. In 1877 Yorkshire began "forcing" rhubarb making it the first place in the world to construct special forcing sheds. once in the dark sheds heat is applied (using cheap coal from local mines) causing the rhubarb to grow in search of light which produced rhubarb early in the year when fresh fruit was scarce.
Traditionally Grown Hampshire Watercress is world-famous (for those in the know) for its distinctive peppery, mustard-like flavour. Watercress is indigenous to the UK and has been eaten at least since Roman times. It was introduced to commercial cultivation in England in 1808. Traditionally watercress is grown on water beds and is best grown in Hampshires chalky downs - it’s here that it achieves it’s muster oils unlike watercress grown anywhere else in the world.
Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimp
A true British classic. A recipe which highlights the ingenuity of the British cook alongside the quality and provenance of a truly British ingredient… the brown shrimp. Since the 18th Century brown shrimp from Morecambe Bay have been prized for their sweet taste and delicate proportions. Once caught the shrimp are traditionally boiled in sea water, shelled and mixed in spices (mace, pepper & sometimes cloves). The industry really grew in the early 19th Century with the help of railways - the clarified butter preserving them beautifully on their journey.
Wash at 40C, tumble dry and iron on a low heat (if you iron your tea towels that is).
Meet the maker
Learn more about ByBells in our "Meet our Makers" blog here.