Bloom Culinary Totes keep your food and drink safe from here to there, in style. Dahlia, our large round tote, is ideal for carrying a large serving bowl or round casserole. Heading to a dinner party or potluck? Take Dahlia!
· A spill-resistant lining helps keep liquids inside the bag and not seeping out while you travel to your destination with your fabulous dish. If you take a corner too quickly and have a spill, simply wipe it out.
· The extra wide opening of the bag makes loading and unloading hot and sloshy food items much easier. The ease of folding down the sides is especially helpful when you are holding hot pads around your dish or sharing your spread at an impromptu picnic.
· A drawstring closure cocoons the bag around its contents, securing dishes in place and maintaining a lower center of gravity to reduce tipping. This unique design along with a removable insulated base helps keep your food hot or cold while you make your way across town. Just snug it up, tie and go.
· As practical as the interior is, the exterior betrays nothing but style. Made of gorgeous canvas and leather with fashion-forward trims, Dahlia is an indispensable accessory.
· The brass snap allows you to configure the leather strap in two ways. Snap it into a loop or extend it into a longer handle and expand the capacity of Dahlia.
· An exterior pocket conveniently holds quick-to-reach items.
· A brass D-ring on the interior is the perfect spot to attach keys or other clip-on items.
· Dahlia measures about 10.5”tall with a 12” diameter base. It opens to 14.5” diameter on top when completely open. It easily accommodates most large serving bowls or a combination of food storage containers.
How the idea for Dahlia bloomed
Inspired by Japanese rice bags (komebukuro) used to make temple offerings during traditional festivals, we designed Dahlia to offer something special when carried to your destination. Arrive at your destination, loosen the draw cord and your tote will bloom like a flower to reveal your treats.. The entire Bloom Culinary Tote collection prompts us to foster community, share meals and enjoy simple moments together.
When Florence Fabricant emailed and said the Dahlia tote was “nifty” our hearts skipped a beat. Maybe two.
Read about Dahlia in the Front Burner column here.
Anatomy of a Dahlia Tote and Handle How-to’s
Carry your moveable feast from here to there in style
The default food carrier for many of us has often been a grocery bag, which is neither stylish nor spill-proof. These totes are designed to carry food and drink to your destination securely, beautifully and at the right temperature. The interiors are easy to wipe clean in case we drive a bit quickly ’round the curves.