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A Bouillon Soup Bowl is almost small enough (3.5 to 3.75 inches in diameter) to be perceived as a fancy Cup. Add in the fact that it is often accompanied by a companion Saucer, and you should forgive the confusion and understand why it is often also called a Buillon Cup. Cream Soup Bowls...
A bowl can be a post-season football game, but that is not what we mean here. In the kitchen, the term "bowl" is almost a generic, used to describe chinaware that is a wider than it is deep. As such, the term can cover a wide range of items that vary dramatically in both size and...
Ceramic bowls mean bowls made from clay. They are among the most ancient type of "pottery bowls." They date back as far as Ancient China. Modern ceramic bowls can be made from Earthenware, Stoneware or Porcelain which are the specific sub-categories of Ceramics. On this, Resource...
Technically, the Cereal Bowl is called a Soup-Cereal Bowl or an Oatmeal Bowl. It can also be called an All Purpose Bowl since it can be used, informally, for anything eaten with a Fork such as Salad, Bound Salads, Pasta, etc. or anything eaten with a Spoon like Soup or Cereal. Cereal Bowls...
Chip and Dip Bowls are matched, but separated bowls, with a section for chips and a section for dip. They come in a variety of sizes and are made from a variety of materials Nutritional Value USDA
Typically, a smaller bowl used to hold condiments at the table. Nutritional Value USDA
A Coupe Cereal Bowl is a Cereal Bowl without a lip around the top. Technically, since the Cereal Bowl is really called a Soup-Cereal Bowl, the Coupe Cereal Bowl should properly be a Coupe Soup-Cereal Bowl but that is going to be a too-long mouthful. We will just work with Coupe Cereal Bowl if we...
A Coupe Soup Bowl can be 6 to 9 inches in diameter and is essentially a shallow soup bowl without a "Lip" (we all incorrectly call it a "Rim") surrounding the "Well" of the bowl which holds the food. If you look at one side-on it resembles the shape of a contact...
A Covered Soup Bowl is a Soup Bowl that has a matching lid. Serving the item covered helps maintain the Soup's temperature, either hot or cold. Covered Soup Bowls tend to be 4.5 inches to 6.5 inches in diameter with a "Well" that is 2 to 3.5 inches deep. This makes the Covered...
A Cream Soup Bowl has two handles and is usually 4 to 5 inches in diameter, which makes it a litle bigger than a Bouillon Soup Bowl. They are used to serve a variety of hot and cold soups. They often come paired with a Saucer and can be called a Cream Soup & Saucer Set. They are normally an...
A Dessert Bowl is a Bowl designed to hold Dessert at table. Dessert Bowls are roughly 4 inches to 6 inches in diameter. Some higher end Dessert Bowls may even be designed to look like various desserts. A Dessert Bowl is often also known as Ice Cream Bowl as well. Culinary Uses Dessert...
Similar to the Chip & Dip Bowl, Dipping & Snack Bowls come in sets to be used together to serve chips or other snacks with dip. The major difference is that Dipping and Snack Bowls are not necessarily joined together and more often come in sets of paired but individual...
A Divided Serving Bowl is a serving bowl that can be made with more than one main compartment so that complementary foods can be kept apart but served together. Nutritional Value USDA
Fruit Bowl can mean either a Bowl designed to hold Fruit at table or a larger bowl designed to hold fruit on the kitchen counter. Fruit Bowls designed for the individual use at table are roughly 4 inches to 6 inches in diameter. Some higher end Fruit Bowls may even be designed to look like...
Glass Mixing Bowls, can be tempered, or un-tempered and are generally used to hold and mix foods behind the scenes. They can also be used to Marinade, Temper, Measure, Store, Whisk, Hold, Reheat, etc. They are not normally used to serve foods at table, but sometimes needs must, and they are...
Lugged Soup Bowls, also known as Lug Bowls, are a smaller type of Soup Bowl, about 4.5 to 5.5 inches in diameter with a 2.5 inch deep well, They take their propper name from the 2 small, flange-like. lugs, or handles, on either side of the bowl. Lugged Soup Bowls are used to serve a variety...
Melamine Mixing Bowls are a type of Plastic Mixing Bowl made from Melamine, which is a type of organic, nitrogen rich very lightweight and durable plastic. They are generally used to hold and mix foods behind the scenes but can be decorative and are not out of place as a serving dish on the...
For most of history, a bowl was a bowl, even if it was a rectangle, a triangle or a square. There were not many specialty bowls with their own sub-designations, Salad Bowl, Soup Bowl, until closer to our modern era. Purpose build "Mixing Bowls" like the iconic Mason Cash Cane Bowl...
Oval Vegetable Bowls are an oval-shaped Serving Bowl used for serving vegetables at table. We don't usually see an individual-sized oval Vegetable Bowl because individual portions of Vegetables are normally served on the same plate as the Entrée. A Salad Bowl is used to serve a Side...
A punch bowl is used to display and serve a larger portion of punch. It is often decorative, like a centerpiece. It is most often a self-serve affair where guests, or diners, can ladle out their own portions of the beverage contained within. Nutritional Value USDA
A Quiche Dish is used to bake a quiche. They usually come in four sizes: individual, small, medium and large and they come in a variety of materials. Quiche dishes are what we call "oven to table" which means that they are designed to bake the product and also to bring it to the...
Ramekins, also spelled ramequins, are glazed, ceramic, or glass, serving bowls used for the preparation and serving of various food dishes. The word is from the French “ramequin.” Ramekins typically come in sizes ranging from 1.7 to 8.5 fluid ounces (50-250 ml) with rounded...
A Rimmed Cereal Bowl is a Cereal Bowl with a lip around the top. Technically, since the Cereal Bowl is really called a Soup-Cereal Bowl, the Rimmed Cereal Bowl should properly be a Rimmed Soup-Cereal Bowl. Officially, that is going to be a too-long mouthful so we will just work with Rimmed...
Rimmed Soup Bowls, also called Rimmed Soup Plates, Soup Plates or Shallow Soup Bowls, have a shallow well (normally 1.5 inches deep) and are fairly wide, ranging in size from 7 inches to 10 inches in total diameter. A one inch flanged rim, actually called a "lip," surrounds the well of...
Round Vegetable Bowls are, as the name implies, a round Serving Bowl used for serving vegetables at table. We don't usually see an individual-sized round Vegetable Bowl because individual portions of Vegetables are normally served on the same plate as the Entrée. A Salad Bowl is used...
Salad Bowls, as the name describes, hold Salad. The single name can either refer to both individual-portion-sized salad bowls and to larger multi-portion salad bowls. Individual-sized Salad Bowls should be pretty familiar, running the gamut from little plastic ones to expensive and elegant fine...
Serving Bowls, typically Small, Medium, & Large, hold multiple portions of food for service. They are usually "presentable" and can be brought to the table where guests can be served individual portions from the Serving Bowl(s). Guests may serve themselves or be served from a...
A Soufflé Dish is a round oven-safe dish, (usually ceramic) that has tall, straight sides. It is generally 5-7 inches high (12.7 cm to 18 cm) so that an egg mixture will climb the sides and rise high when baked. Soufflé dishes are designed to go from oven to table so that the...
We all know that a Soup Bowl is an individual portion-sized bowl used to hold Soup at the meal, but did you know that there is a nomenclature to describe the different areas of a bowl? Do you know that there are two main types of Soup Bowls or that there are a number of different Soup Bowl forms...
Soup Tureens are larger bowls that hold multiple portions of soup. They come in many sizes, materials and shapes but are almost universally covered, with an indentation that allows a ladle handle (sometimes a matched ladle) to protrude for easy access. Nutritional Value USDA
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls are Mixing Bowls made from durable Stainless Steel. They are generally used to hold and mix foods behind the scenes. They can also be used to Marinade, Temper, Measure, Store, Whisk, Hold, Reheat, etc. When discussing Mixing Bowls, the first concept we should put...
Vegetable Bowls are, as the name implies, a Serving Bowl used for serving vegetables at table. We don't usually see an individual-sized Vegetable Bowl because individual portions of Vegetables are normally served on the plate with the Entrée. A Salad Bowl is used to serve a Side Salad...