Adventures in Plating: Telepan's Onion Ring Bowl

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"At first, I didn't recognize the french-fry holder for what it was." Photograph by Eating in Translation

I am all about edible bowls. The most obvious examples are always nice, like ice cream in a edible cone-cup or soup served in a hollowed out bread bowl. But this use of food-to-hold-other-food could be my favorite of all time: the french-fry-holding onion ring bowl at Telepan, written about by Dave Cook from Eating in Translation. Described as "exceptionally airy" this could be the first case of a dish where I'm more excited to eat the bowl, than what's inside.

Telepan

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