Whether you're someone who actually likes to cook or your kitchen routine is strictly delivery, one mealtime element diners of multiple persuasions can relate to is a chosen vessel from which they most prefer to nosh. I myself have been a longtime devotee of the bowl (or, what's now popularly referred to as "the blate"). Unlike the common plate, bowls exude casual elegance in a shape that's tailored to comfortably cradle any food (or non-edible objects) — from cereal to salads, soups to spaghetti, and loose change to spare keys — making them more versatile, spill-proof, and, therefore, safe to take beyond the table. But, the power of the bowl is completely dependent upon proper proportions: if it's too small and shallow, the likelihood of overflow is high; if it's too big and deep, you might as well be eating from a serving dish. This brings me to the perfectly shaped iteration I now use for 97.9% of my meals: Fable Home's The Pasta Bowl.
These bowls seamlessly transition from fancy tablescapes with elevated Italian fare to informal couch sessions with Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
If this bowl was a fictional character, it would be Zoë Kravitz's Bonnie Carlson in Big Little Lies meets Meryl Streep's Jane Adler in It's Complicated.
They're delicate in appearance yet substantial in practice; surviving countless dishwasher cycles & careless handling without any chips to show for it.
These bowls are an incredible shape. You can use them for everything. So beautiful. Each one is slightly different which makes them so unique.
Yes, $65 for a set of four dishes (or $16.25 a pop) is more than your average IKEA, West Elm, or even Crate & Barrel bundle. But, when you factor in Fable's ethical production methods and sustainable craftsmanship along with the bowls' unique aesthetic and multi-meal functionality, I'd argue that it's an investment worth making (for those in the market to make it). Now, excuse me while I sit on the couch, watch the season finale of Yellowjackets, and eat meatballs out of the perfectly shaped bowl in question.