Serve It in Bread Bowls

For an attractive presentation that's delicious, too, serve stew in individual bread bowls. Many bakeries carry small round loaves specifically for this purpose. If you cannot find any, look for extra-large crusty buns or firm sourdough rolls instead.

Cut the top off of each loaf or bun and scoop out the interior to create a bowl. Place each bread bowl on a plate and ladle the stew into the bowl right before serving. Serve tops alongside.