Soup Bowls For All Those Recipes

Serving vessels for winter soups and stews

This month, we're relying heavily on comforting one-pot meals (the perfect chicken soup, anyone?). Ladle your winter soups, stews and braises into these serving vessels:

Ikat on a Hot Tin Roof: Mix and match colors and patterns with West Elm's printed, glazed porcelain bowls ($8 each), in vibrant blues and muted grays.

Two for One: With a special compartment for crackers or croutons, the ingenious soup-and-crackers bowl ($50), hand-sculpted by a clay artisan in Pennsylvania, is the perfect vessel for chowders and the like.

Mug Shot: Wrap cold winter fingers around a faceted porcelain cup ($45) with a rust-colored lip, for days when you just want a few sips of soup.

Clay Born: For the Heath Ceramics look without the hefty price tag, pick up two-toned, cream-and-gray black-clay bowls from CB2 ($6 each). The bowls' depth makes them ideal for a hearty stew.

On the Road Again: Take your steaming soup to go in Jack Spade's bold orange and blue Repp Stripe Thermos ($35), with a stainless-steel cup.

Editor's Note: The Jack Spade Repp Stripe Thermos is no longer available for purchase.