News outlets say the Royal Wedding made a new food trend, but Twitter wasn't having it
Yeah, I know guys. Another day, seemingly another article about the Royal Wedding; but there's just so much drama, spectacle and gossip to delve into that we can't help but to soak up as much as humanly possible about the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
From gossip and untold stories to weird and wonderful pizza deliveries, we've got plenty to discuss, folks, but today, let's focus more on the inherent ridiculousness of it all, as a couple of news outlets got decidedly carried away with the food.
You've heard of the BBC, right? As the biggest news outlet in the UK, you'd probably assume that their coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day would be as detailed and dedicated as possible, and you'd be right. But one of the articles covering said nuptials has taken a bit of a roasting, after Twitter set upon a choice line which appeared to credit the Royal Wedding with inventing something that had already been invented, many centuries ago.
"The 600 guests joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding reception will be enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet canapés, champagne (of course) and 'bowl food,'" triumphantly trumpet the BBC's article on the latest food trend taking over the internet, before taking some time to explain to us regular folk exactly what 'bowl food' really is.
"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'."
While I'm probably not fancy enough to understand the ins and outs of food trends, the BBC goes on to say that some foods that can enjoyed in a bowl include "Thai curry with rice, sausages and mash, or risotto", and I for one am shocked. Here I've been, eating risotto off of a plate like some kind of Philistine.
The BBC aren't alone in their bonkers endorsement of 'bowl food' - the Guardian have also jumped on this bandwagon, declaring the trend to be "widely noted circa 2016". Apparently, it's great for rice, grains and all other foodstuffs "that only work together when compacted in this appropriate vessel", and what's more: "there is some academic support for the intuitive feeling that food in bowls is good for us." I mean, come on.
Twitter had a lot of choice words about the Royal Wedding and its insane food trend claim. In fact, arming themselves with the hashtag #bowlfood, the internet was full of jokes. Here are some of the more hilarious ones.
Well, my food lovers: we've got an entirely new food trend to get all excited over! So instead of eating your cereal from a plate, off the floor or directly out of the box, I'm going to try putting my corn flakes and milk into a 'bowl', and see how it goes.
If all goes well, I might try it with soup.