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EAKE

Definition of Comfort Food, Please... 
 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:51 am 
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010 9:43 am
What exactly is the definition of comfort food? I would assume that it means, 'food that comforts you'. Am I correct? It just so happens that I do not like Shephards Pie, Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Loaf, Pot Roast or Tuna Cassarole. My friends are disgusted with me because I do not like comfort foods. They are so very wrong! I LOVE comfort foods!!! Foods that comfort me are; Singapore Noodles, Eggplant Parmesan, Black Beans and Rice and Tikka Masala. If you set a plate of Stuffed Bell Peppers and one of Curried Rice in front of me, on a chilly winters eve, I will take the rice and curl up by the woodstove, as content as a bear in winter. I'll let you have the Stuffed Peppers. ;o)
 
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Puck 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:29 am
If I could find the equivalent of the little old lady who made tamales from scratch when I lived in AZ, I would be beyond thrilled! Nice blog, it has me thinking about my "ultimate meal"
 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:34 am
For me it's got to be a bowl of hot, homemade soup - maybe cheesy potato, ham and bean, or even chili. That, and a loaf of homemade crusty bread to dunk in it. Okay, now I'm hungry! Think I'll make soup today...
 
Maggi 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:35 am
Fun subject. I guess my definition of comfort foods are dishes that evoke strong childhood memories. A hearty chicken noodle soup is right up there. A rich pot roast is another. Got to admit, love the tuna casserole & meat loaf - but hold the mac & cheese! But if one of my favs is not cooked the way I expect, it's off the table!!
 
EAKE 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:51 am
Maggi...comfort food and childhood memories, hmmmm...check out my blog "Too Frugal"...teehee :o)
 
Feb. 16, 2010 5:21 am
Comfort food...hmmm. I would have to go with Lasagna and garlic bread, Beer Cheese Soup and Sourdough, Chicken and Dumplings with Cheese biscuits, or a GIANT Chocolate cake with a glass of red wine :)
 
Feb. 16, 2010 5:22 am
Singapore noodle is comfort food for me and I never heard of it until I was a mom. Comfort food feels good in your mouth, you can't get enough of it's flavour, it just looks good and you know it will please and satisfy. Comfort food is a dish that draws you back time and time again. I could eat it every day.
 
Feb. 16, 2010 7:15 am
I think I would have to say my ultimate comfort food is fried razor clams...they are a lot of work and if they're not done just right, you'll be chewing for hours and hours, but nothing says comfort to me more than a couple of fried clams, hashbrowns and eggs with either an English muffin or rye toast!
 
Feb. 16, 2010 7:37 am
For me, comfort food is anything breakfasty...I could have 2 eggs over medium, hashbrowns, 3 strips of bacon, whole wheat or sourdough toast, juice, and coffee w/ just a little cream any time of the day, any day of the week, all day long. Great topic EAKE.
 
Feb. 16, 2010 7:45 am
Great topic-comfort food...anything with cheese, chocolate or bread.
 
Feb. 16, 2010 10:05 am
I LOVE black beans and rice as a comfort food! To me, comfort food is easy, filling, and most importantly, fairly easy :) I really like chicken pot pie, sloppy joes, or tuna casserole for those very reasons!
 
Amber 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:37 pm
Comfort food... butter chicken, my mom's potato salad, pancakes, home made bread, cherry pie, grilled cheese. I also don't like most of the typical comforts. I think just non complicated wonderful flavors that fill you up, and make you want to eat like real people eat!
 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:45 pm
Hmmmm, I have so many! My Mexican casserole, corned beef hash, pan fried potatoes with onions...I could go on and on!
 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:52 pm
Brownies, sour cream chocolate cake, Chicken & Dumplings, fried chicken with mashed potatoes/gravy and fried okra and homemade creamed corn and biscuits. My moms beef stew.
 
Janpie 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:56 pm
My favorties are meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pasta with meat sauce. any kind of soup..CHOCOLATE..lol
 
Feb. 16, 2010 3:57 pm
Nice topic Eake! Comfort food for me is definitely Eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, mashed potatoes, fried cabbage & noodles (with a dollop of sour cream) and my mom's baked macaroni and cheese with stewed tomatoes, and poached eggs on toast! I guess that's it...LOL :)
 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:21 pm
Turkey dinner with stuffing and all the fixings is the most comforting food I can think of. When I'm feeling really low and want to feel like I do during holidays with my family, that's usually what I end up making. :) I have to tell you, EAKE. When I read your last blog, I cried thinking about my own grandma and how much I love spending time with her. So many of my memories are linked to cooking and spending time with her as a child. Thank you for sharing some of your memories. <3
 
Feb. 16, 2010 4:24 pm
I don't care for any of the "comfort" foods you mentioned either. Mine would be moms mashed potatoes with brown gravy OR a big ole pot of the butter beans (lima beans?) and ham that my grandma use to make. Funny thing is that I am awful at making both so when I'm in a funk and need some comfort, I just resort to vino and one glass of that fills me up so much that I don't crave the others anymore.
 
Feb. 16, 2010 5:27 pm
I think most of my "comfort foods" have some connection to childhood memories - my mom's spaghetti and meatballs, roast beef dinners, creamed salmon over mashed potatoes. I also think of apple pie, even though I;m not a big apple pie fan, because my dad and I once made one together when I was about 7 or 8...the kitchen was a DISASTER afterwards, flour on the ceiling, pie crust in the bottoms of our shoes, me wearing a cinnamon-sugar mustache from eating so many apples. Haven't had an apple pie that tasted that good since! ;)
 
Feb. 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Hey my comment screwed up! Should read "I'm not a big apple pie fan, BUT I LOVE THE THOUGHT OF THEM BECAUSE my dad and I once made one together" (Sorry, Dad!)
 
dj 
Feb. 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Nothing says comfort like a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, or leek and potato soup. That being said, when I get the blues, I want butter chicken, pilao rice and naan bread.
 
EAKE 
Feb. 17, 2010 1:22 am
Comfort food means many things to many people...thanks for all the GREAT comments!
 
Feb. 17, 2010 4:13 am
Great topic! Comfort food... hmmm. mashed potatoes and gravy, a big old pot of hearty soup, a whole pan of brownies for myself...
 
Rae 
Feb. 17, 2010 4:56 am
Mmm Comfort food! I have so many that it would be hard to pick but some of my favorites would be Spaghetti, Chicken and Rice, and Biscuits. Yum!
 
Feb. 17, 2010 8:09 am
My ultimate comfort food is Chocolate!! Chocolate cookies, chocolate cake, chocolate do-nuts, chocolate mousse......the list is endless!! Oh and chedder cheese. Oh and Chinese food mmmmmmm.........!!
 
JARRIE 
Feb. 19, 2010 5:52 am
I always thought that comfort foods were ones that you recall eating (and enjoying) during happy moments of your childhood. As such, comfort foods for me are vegetable soup, chili, baked macaroni and cheese, fried fish, vegetables (green beans, butterbeans, etc.) cooked in bacon grease with ham hocks added (no joke), sausage gravy (the white kind, but blackened with black pepper), and fried eggs. Oh, and vanilla ice cream with a whole banana cut up in it and chocolate syrup over top of that. If what it *actually* means is foods you turn to to make yourself feel better....Well, Oreos. Pretty much -- oreos and whole milk. Possibly chocolate milk. Maybe just plain. Maybe just the Oreos!
 
calliecookins 
Feb. 19, 2010 6:27 am
Men seem to love those foods you listed--mac&cheese, pot roast, meat loaf, and shepherd's pie. Add to that fried chicken, steak, chili, potato soup, etc. These are the comfort foods for many men. I also love these foods during the cold winter months.
 
Feb. 19, 2010 6:27 am
Roast chicken and mashed potato dinner with gravy. Jaeger schnitzel and spatzle, with gravy. Biscuits and sausage gravy. Pork chops in mushroom gravy. Yeah, I am gonna go with gravy, LOL! But it has gotta be good, homemade gravy, or it's just not worth it. And a big loaf of fresh baked bread to mop it all up with! A plate of something with gravy will lift my spirits any day.
 
Feb. 19, 2010 7:04 am
You are so right, Eake, that any food that comforts you is comfort food. I take it to mean anything you crave when you're cold, lonely, mad at the world or just had a bad day. For me, it's probably got to be pasta or at least some kind of starchy something. Pasta Carbonara. Any kind of lasagne. Potato soup. Creamy broccoli soup. (I guess just about any soup.) Comfort food is anyhting that makes you feel cozy and loved. Although today, when I'm supposed to not eat meat, I crave a big juicy steak!
 
Feb. 19, 2010 8:28 am
I think comfort foods are just like your favorite jeans, sweats, quilt or best friend (human or animal)they are all things that warm your soul and makes you feel good...here are mine. Cinnamon toast with lots of real butter & cinnamon sugar, Homemade chicken soup, popcorn, pepperoni pizza, roast beef with mashed potatoes & gravy, warm bread from the oven with tons of butter. My Dad's goulash. Italian cream Cake.
 
Feb. 19, 2010 12:06 pm
Comfort food...my definition?? Any food that brings you comfort or comforts you with the warm memories. For me that means, anything and everything from my great grandmother's cozy, rural Missippi kitchen. What a warm and wonderful place that was with a warm and wonderful woman. Nothing was store-bought but sugar and flour (home-grown veggies, meats, fresh honey, home-churned butter...) but most importantly, everything was made with love for those that she loved. How I treasure those memories, and I think of her every time I make her chicken and dumplings.
 
Feb. 19, 2010 12:46 pm
Hmmm, comfort food for me is first getting into a pair of comfy sweats and crawling under a warm blanket and then enjoying a bowl of hot soup and a grilled cheese sandwich!
 
Keri 
Feb. 19, 2010 1:30 pm
My comfort foods are potato chips or a HUGE bowl of pasta with either butter and Parmesan cheese or else cheese sauce made from Velveeta and LOTS of black pepper. The latter stems from my childhood...my mom used to make "noodles and cheese" when my sister and I were little (before my brother was born). She'd make a huge amount of them and put the whole thing into a big oval avocado-green serving dish. Then she would sit down on the couch with me and my sister on either side of her, each of us with a fork in hand, and dig into that bowl of steaming cheesy goodness. I think I need to do that with my girls this evening!!
 
Feb. 19, 2010 4:01 pm
I agree that any food that you simply love, that makes you happy after a stressful day, is a comfort food. I love toasted raisin bread with cinnamon-sugar and cocoa, grilled cheese with cream of tomato soup, and for a treat, Mars Bars squares(I've even posted the recipe). I don't really enjoy dining out as much as curling up with a good book and one of my faves. I love to cook and try out new recipes but sometimes you just have to go back to the tried and true.
 
Suzanne 
Feb. 19, 2010 4:06 pm
I agree with so many people! Growing up on the Alabama Gulf coast comfort food was Mother's fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, fried fish and shrimp fresh off that morning's boat. Can't beat those butter beans and ham hocks either! For my Nebraska born children they would say chicken and rice, mashed potatoes and real gravy plus Mom's homemade breakfasts. Dad's meatloaf is pretty good too.
 
MelindaR 
Feb. 19, 2010 5:43 pm
Of all the great foods that I think of as 'comfort', I would choose potato soup as no. 1. This was what my mother made whenever we were sick. And today, my 30yr. old son will call me when he's sick to ask how to make it. It just seems to make everything better. Reading the blogs makes me want the recipes to almost all of them. Do we eat to live, or do we live to eat? Hmmm
 
Feb. 20, 2010 7:30 pm
These are all warm, comforting foods! Might inspire some new favorites. Christine M, my mom made creamed salmon over baked potatoes. I've never known anyone else to have the salmon/tattie combo. I thought it was her Scottish heritage. As for me, anything starchy/carbos, cheesy, chickeny. Mmmm....
 
Feb. 20, 2010 11:22 pm
I seem to be affected by what I have available in my kitchen, and how severe the weather is. I like hot tomato soup and tuna on toast or just toast if I'm tired and in pain with the tomato soup made from a can of diced tomatoes put through the blender, cheaper than Cambell's,and I add a few drid onions and heat in the micro. I make my own Starbucks, so to speak. I like Winco's Dble. Fr. Roast smoky dark roast mxd. with drk. rst. Sumatra. I can adjust to almost anything to eat(put a little hoey in it) but my morning coffee and comfort coffee must meet standards--mine. Yorgurt and lowfat chocolate, preferably MooseTracks,and Homemade Chai tea with light whipped cream and homed toast w/homemade pearbutter. Homedmade spaggetti sauce or homemade frozen pizza w/ the same sauce frozen so if I'm sick I do'nt have to cook,THAT'S comfort for me, & fat-free pckgd hot chocolate w/ Coffee Mate Fr.Vanilla liquid and light whipping cream. It's a good
 
RAE12 
Feb. 20, 2010 11:41 pm
I think everyone has their own comfort foods. For me it is mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie, some kind of soup.
 
samanthapayntr 
Feb. 21, 2010 1:59 am
haha! I hear ya sister! i'm all about the curries as well, and anything that burns a hole in the roof of my mouth!! The thing about "comfort foods" is that they are usually pretty unhealthy, i'm all about nutritious and delicious. And i feel comforted when i know my food is doing my body a favor! For me it's a sweet potato with yogurt and maple syrup, mmmm. Or any type of stew like chili or gumbo or sweet potato something or other with chunks of whatevers, haha. As well as oatmeal or oat bran with some fruit in it.
 
Feb. 21, 2010 5:00 am
Mmmm.. comfort foods. I think the definition is just: whatever makes YOU comfortable. We're all different. Maybe even day to day we have a different comfort need. I typically like a nice hearty soup or stew, but right now what would really comfort me is a huge cup of coffee with a lot of cream and a nice crumbly coffee cake. :)
 
JLS12 
Feb. 21, 2010 5:11 am
A nice traditional pot roast with roasted carrots and potatoes. Yum! Only problem now is the meat just isn't the same as I remember. That was until I discovered the Reading Terminal Market in Phila where they sell meat that tastes like mom used to make. Heavenly!!
 
JLS12 
Feb. 21, 2010 5:14 am
and of course, grilled cheese and campbell's tomato soup filled with Ritz crackers! I'm getting hungry
 
Feb. 21, 2010 9:06 am
a nice pot of bean anything. bean stuff, lentil curry, soup...MMM. nutritious and delicious. or pasta. yum-o!
 
Bonnie-MA 
Feb. 21, 2010 9:22 am
homemade mac and cheese ( with ketchup on the side) and Chocolate Brownies !!
 
Biddess 
Feb. 21, 2010 11:01 am
Comfort foods come with memories for me...Dad making pancakes, or his special shredded wheat breakfast. My siblings and I loved it...my children hated it when I made it..must have been missing the essence of Dad. Granny's homemade mincemeat pie really had meat in it and each person got a whole pie at Christmas dinner...specially sized by Granny.
 
Amy Yockey 
Feb. 21, 2010 11:25 am
Comfort foods bring me back to childhood. My mother was and is a fabulous cook. My favorite foods are fried chicken, moms potato salad, italian meatloaf and anything with potatoes. I could eat potatoes every single day especially with cheese.
 
Jibber 
Feb. 21, 2010 2:40 pm
Comfort food! I'd never thought of how broad that topic was! My comfort food is mashed potatoes with creamed corn on top! Yumm!
 
Row 
Feb. 21, 2010 3:17 pm
Comfort foods, oh yeah! Comfort foods are to me the foods of my childhood. Each and every time I make them I remember the warm feelings they envoked so many years ago. I'd say mine would be chicken and puffy dumplings, chicken fried steak with oddles of mashed potatoes and pan gravy, corn bread and a pot of beans that simmered all day long on the back of the stove, and smelled so good when I came home from school. Another one I love is a cold, baked bean sandwich. My grand mother would slather one slice of bread with home churned butter, on the other slice she'd put the beans. Put them together and oh yum! If it would go between two slices of bread, she'd make a sandwich out of it.
 
AuntB 
Feb. 21, 2010 4:08 pm
Good subject for sure! Let's see...chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, fried okra and lots of cream gravy. I was born and raised in Cali, yet that southern comfort cannot escape me! Meatloaf is on the list, a bit of the way down....Oh let's see...lately I have gotten into brown rice and italian herbed roasted veggies. VERY healthy comfort food, but it's a new fav all the same. Pastas are another fav that I limit because...well, we all know how age works on you!
 
Feb. 21, 2010 6:12 pm
Shrimp in green sauce with a slice of crusty french bread....black beans and rice with a side of tostones....a juicy cheese burger topped with onions and pickles and fries....corned beef hash and eggs...hooray for comfort foods!!
 
Feb. 21, 2010 6:26 pm
PIE......:) ROAST BEEF.....:) YORKSHIRE PUDDING!!!!!8) And many others. Brownies, chicken and beef soup, chili, popcorn, french toast. ect ect. Great blog, EAKE!!
 
Feb. 21, 2010 9:48 pm
Chicken cutlets, white gravy, mashed potatoes, buttered beans and garlic bread! Perfect!
 
Feb. 22, 2010 6:28 am
I agree with the childhood memory/comfort food connection-- for those of us lucky enough to have had someone w/good old fashioned cooking skills who loved to feed us when we were young.My dear nana was one of those old fashioned cooks -- she never used a recipe. I still think fondly and longingly of her fried chicken with cream chicken gravy - I have NEVER tasted gravy so good since, and I can't come close to recreating it. Gravy is one of those dying arts, I think. Used to be made practically daily with the drippings of whatever meat was made for the meal -- especially in rural farming areas of the country. Her other specialty was sour dough -- she kept a crock on her counter with a starter that was decades old. She'd serve us sour dough pancakes and I can still taste and smell that delicious sour/sweet, yeasty combination.
 
lee 
Feb. 22, 2010 7:27 am
comfort food for me is anything I do not have to make. I perfer Tunnel Bar-b-que strip of ribs. I call and order and they deliver. The best ribs anywhere, so if your in Windsor Ontario the Tunnel Bar-b-que is right across from the tunnel exit. NOW THATS COMFORT FOOD.
 
Feb. 22, 2010 5:37 pm
I started thinking about my faves: split pea soup, butter beans (lima beans) and ham, refried beans, pinto beans, black beans. Uh, maybe I should just say LEGUMES!!!
 
Feb. 22, 2010 6:44 pm
I think of carbs - mac and cheese, chicken pot pie (not baked chicken pie), risotto, orzo, buttered noodles. So good!
 
HERCHELLE 
Feb. 22, 2010 7:02 pm
I loved reading about everyone's idea of comfort food, and I don't think I saw mine listed...my Mom's saurkraut perogy, or even the potato and cottage cheese ones with lots of fried onions and sour cream...and a great big bowl of her borscht. She simmered rib bones first to make a stock and the colour from the beets was amazing. This is MY comfort food!!
 
Feb. 22, 2010 11:18 pm
I think that comfort food does indeed have some connection to our childhoods and is something hat can really brighten up a blue day!!!For me comfort food would be My dad's biriyani.AWESOME!!!
 
Feb. 23, 2010 8:56 am
I guess one of my comfort foods is good ole ham and beans, fried potatoes with onions and corn bread.
 
Feb. 23, 2010 8:57 am
I agree with luv2cook i think it was ever gives you a warm fuzzy feeling associated with childhood.For me its Yorkshire puddings with gravy. But If I was to pick a food to brighten my day it would have to be a vegtable curry and/or Aloo Gobi.It really depends .WE ARE ALL RIGHT . LOL
 
Feb. 23, 2010 10:25 am
I would say that comfort food is whatever food comforts you, something you crave when you're feeling self-indulgent, something that takes you back, something you always enjoy, something that makes you feel good, or something you'd curl up with on a winter evening. For me, comfort foods are mostly simple things. Hamburger Helper Stroganoff and creamed corn, beef stew over mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding with gravy, warm biscuits or muffins fresh from the oven, a thick ham sandwich with hot chocolate, teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli, Ruffles All Dressed Chips, Skor Bites chocolates... As for a comfort food with sentimental value, for me there is what we in my family call "Daddy lunches". That stems from when my mom was sick and in the hospital when me and my sisters were really little, and my dad had to take care of us. He would often feed us lunch of buns with Cheese Whiz and cold cuts. "Daddy lunches" over the years have evolved to include more things like pepperoni sticks, cottage cheese and fruit, and other snacky foods. But they still have that sentimental value.
 
Feb. 23, 2010 10:29 am
To myself comfort food is a choice of food that has good memories of an event or person... My comfort food is tomato soup made with cream and grilled cheese sandwich. This is what my grandmother made me when I wasn't feeling well..,.sick, breakup with a boyfriend, not winning a race I was in. Or just to sit and talk to me about life and tradition. Sigh!! such good memories....miss her dearly.
 
CPeters 
Feb. 23, 2010 12:35 pm
A very smart lady once explained it to me this way... A comfort food is anything you can fill a bathtub with, lay in, and still be comfortable. Like chocolate sauce, for example. If you sat in a bathtub full of it, it would sure feel good! Or jell-o, ice cream (minus the cold), brownies, etc. Chips would not. Not a comfort food. Haha I have lived by this definition since!
 
kiss the cook 
Feb. 23, 2010 1:14 pm
It seems that many of us have our favorite comfort foods. Mine are fried chicken, vegetable soup, popcorn, homemade ice cream, watermelon, apple cinnamon oatmeal, turkey with all the trimmings. Hot tea when I don't feel well, milk toast and roast beef. Very good topic and I feel comforted just thinking about the subject.
 
sandradee 
Feb. 23, 2010 1:43 pm
hot chocolate and buttered sourdough toast...comfort food is God's antidepressants. Raises all those serotonin levels...
 
John 
Feb. 23, 2010 6:02 pm
Rice or pasta! They're both SO versatile, and the combinations and variations of what one can put on or in them are almost endless. But whatever it may be, sourdough bread on it's own, garlic bread, or a whole grain bun is a must. But if you were to insist, nice roast beef and the required veggies and potatoes would never be turned down by either my Dad or myself!
 
nymbus 
Feb. 23, 2010 6:16 pm
Mine would be cheese zombies, (homemade white rolls with cheese baked into the middle of them) and tomato soup to dunk them in. So called because at the summer camp I worked at the kiddos would turn into zombies if they ate too many of them. :)
 
Feb. 23, 2010 7:37 pm
All this stuff is so cultural and so based on what we grew up with, I think. I am really about potatoes, but my partner is from Italy and his ultimate comfort food is pasta with tomato sauce. Comfort food should be whatever makes us feel happy and content inside; there shouldn't be any right or wrong answer there!
 
Maggie 
Feb. 23, 2010 8:39 pm
Comfort food does bring back memories from our childhood that are "comforting." and, it's not just the food, but the smell of the food. I can still smell my Mother's beef vegetable soup simmering and the buttermilk cornbread browning in the oven. I remember during the winter getting off the school bus, looking at my two sisters, and saying "Mom's cooking soup!" We'd all 3 run up the hill to the house, knowing she'd let us have a small bowl before supper. Also, the smell of fried catfish is a comforting smell. As a child, our family reunions or get-togethers were usually outside because there were so many of us. The men would fry the fresh catfish rolled in cornmeal, while the women would prepare the batter for the hushpuppies. There would be 2-3 kinds of potato salad, coleslaw, and pinto beans on the table alongside plates of slice onions & green onions laying on crushed ice to keep them crisp. Wow, what good times we had!
 
Feb. 24, 2010 11:49 am
Maybe it's a holdover from my early childhood in Japan (I only started out there; I'm not actually Japanese) but my ultimate comfort food is a simple rice bowl dish called oyako donburi. It's just chicken and egg over rice, with onions and a light broth, but boy does it hit the spot when I need to eat my way back to less complicated times.
 
mis7up 
Mar. 1, 2010 7:15 am
Yes, comfort foods are ones you can make at home, making the memories or playing off the memories already made. I grew up not stationary in one place with my dad in the Navy. But our comfort foods are my childhood's fondiest memories. Guam---Pit roast pig, red rice..Lumpia, Tastuda and Siapoa(we call Sho-pow). Japan---fried rice, low mein, sushi. Newfoundland----Newfie Gig, Cabbage Soup, Steamed Lobster and Crabs, Fried Squid. Maryland---Crab Cakes and Fried Frog Legs. The south--jamabalaya, enchiladas, gumbo, chicken fried steak, smoked briskets with bbq sauce. Yummy Yummy!! Food that comforts the heart and comforts the soul.
 
Mar. 1, 2010 5:36 pm
My moms spaghetti and garlic bread is the most comforting food in the world to me. Mmmm...
 
jessicakes 
Mar. 3, 2010 12:40 am
chicken and dumplings (fluffy dumplings) with mashed potatoes. pot roast with mashed potatoes. fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
 
Dec. 21, 2010 9:43 am
I believe Comfort Food to be any food that you remember fondly of that either your Mother or Grandmother or someone that you cherished made for you on a regular basis. This usually implies something made from "scratch" or would be called "Homemade". For me that is most southern food even though I grew up in Indiana. My mother, may she rest in peace, was a FANTASTIC cook and I would give ANYTHING to be able to enjoy her wonderful cooking just one more time.
 
 
 
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