What might a chef serve a soup or stew in?
The first two answers, while correct, are so obvious it makes me wonder why the anonymous arbiters at quora didn't relegate them to the "need improvement" file. One could serve stew in a tureen, which is just a broad, flatter style of bowl. But when ya wanna have fun, scoop out a small round bread loaf (boule), about 6 ounces-warm it in the oven first. Just last week (at Coronado High School) I had Chicken pot pie served in a small pumpkin, with a pastry crust baked on the top. As I ate the stew, I scraped the flesh of the pumpkin from inside along with-it was so good I can't hardly stop thinking 'bout it. Any squash or vegetable (even potato) could be manipulated to form a vessel to servea stew or soup in. A broad open rimmed coffee mug is novel too, and much less work.