Finally a food-related idea that I like :).
Speaking of bowls, we need other uses for them. How about some fruit salad (Apple and melon with a bowl as a recipe) or vegetable soup? (in the future, pumpkin, carrot and potato with a bowl as a recipe)
Everything is ok as long as it's not OP. It should take some time to eat it and restore same amount of hunger. I don't think we need peace-by-peace eating thing. Also food could just be flat item icon model laying in the plate. I don't mind that.