A new cookbook has recently been published by the Yokohama International Women's Club. Titled "Food for Furoshiki," it has been compiled from an unusual and interesting angle.

Editor Chris Ishikawa explains that the recipes are of course for meals at home. But also, she said, "the food can be prepared and cooked at home, put into containers, then reheated and served in someone else's home."

In its way, the cookbook underlines an abiding theme of YIWC, which is friendship between women of different nationalities, and their being comfortable and at ease with each other.