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Foods served in a "bread bowl"

Just one of the fads that irritate me. It is not worth eating, and is sometimes awkward. 99% of all people who mention something served in one, such as chowder or chili, never comment on the actualy food itself, just that "it's served in a bread bowl." Am I alone in irritation, or do I need to be worried about the economy and terrorism?

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  1. To me, it's a gimmick. A bread bowl is usually WAY too much bread to eat with a meal, even if it's a small bread bowl. And they're usually not small. Not to mention the bread is usually about like wonder bread...nothing interesting or flavorful.

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    1. re: spellweaver16

      Nah, in SF at least, it's a sourdough boule.

      1. re: xanadude

        I do have to admit my experiences have been mainly with Perkins lol The spaghetti in a breadbowl was interesting and enough carbs for a week!

    2. Why would you ask? Of course it's one of those lame faux-elegant styles from bygone days.

      I can hear it now ... "Boss, the banquet party's here and we're out of bowls!" "Remember those stale rolls I told you to throw out? Fish 'em out of the dumpster, I've got an idea!"

      1. I don't care for the idea; it just seems as if it would negate any goodness the bread had and it seems gluttonous to boot.

        1. I guess I'm in the minority, but I actually prefer a bread bowl when eating something like soup or stew, it soaks up all the delicious juices.

          1. I love bread. The more opportunities I have to eat it the happier I am. And like marietinn wrote, it soaks up all the delicious juices.