As Julia Child once said: “Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.”
The same could be said for your salad bowl.
Consider the two bowls shown.
The blue swirl glass bowl is perfectly sized for a nice salad for three or four people; the glass adding an extra “chill” to the contents as they rest in the fridge waiting to be served.
How, exactly, do you plan to toss the salad without making a mess?
Enter the large wooden bowl the glass bowl was shown resting in.
This is where you can toss and mix and, if you like, add your dressing with abandon – and it will all stay in the bowl (yay!).
So, sure, keep your smaller bowls, they are perfect for stashing in the fridge and giving your salad that extra bit of cold; but then remember to bring out teh big stuff for tossing and serving.
It makes for a great presentation, and, in the words of Dorothy Draper: “Salad is never more appetizing than when served in a large wooden bowl.”