Food simply tastes better out of a turned Beechwood bowl. This size is great for dishing out a stew or on the table with small sides. The durability of the Beechwood means it develops a wonderful patina with use.
Durable bowl, with rather thick walls. As described, it is indeed out of round. Those purchasing this for food use would be well advised to apply some mineral oil. Mine soaked up a surprising amount of oil, but that has since made cleanup a breeze.