#TastyTuesday With @ForkReporter: Bowl Food & Memorial Day BBQs


After it was served up at the royal wedding, everyone is asking the question: What is bowl food?

Don't overthink it.  

It's pretty much just food.  In a bowl.

Well, it is kinda small, but it's just food in a bowl.

BBC explained it:

“Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course. It is served in miniature or hand-sized bowls and comes ready to eat with a small fork.  The idea behind a bowl food menu is so guests can stay standing up and mingle while they eat. It has been described by caterers as an option which allows guests to ‘keep on talking.’”

Now, my opinion may be moot, as I'm not a fancy-pants-that-gets-to-go-to-royal-weddings, but I realy don't see the point in this.

I've been to a lot of parties.  Birthday parties.  Graduation parties.  Babies-are-gonna-be-born-soon parties.  You know, parties.  

At zero of the places have I stopped eating the appetizers because they didn't come in a bowl.

I get that it's nice to be able to walk around and not have to be so formal in your dining, but there's no reason that this should be as big of a deal as it's become.

I'm not alone, right?  I can't be...

Read the full story at The Takeout


Luckily, @ForkReporter is fancier than us and is here to explain it all!

Memorial Day is on the way and that means one thing...it is time to warm up the grill!

It's easy to throw some burgers, dogs, and ribs down and go the standard route, and there's no shame in that game.

But, if you're tired of whipping up the same meal every year, we have a couple fun things for you to try out.

How does charred escarole and grilled bread with ricotta and pine nuts sound?

It only takes 20 minutes to make and works perfectly as an appetizer.

Then, there are kebabs.  A great, easy replacement for all of those meats that take hours to make, kebabs are all done in under 20 minutes and include the protein and veggies in one handy place.

Check out a couple recipes at Chicago Tribune


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