Comfort Food

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A term that has been variously defined as
(1) A simply prepared food that gives a sense of well-being—typically a food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content associated with childhood or with home cooking, the psychological benefits from which usually outweigh its nutritional benefits; or
(2) A hearty or deliciously satisfying food
Examples Ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza, cookies, warm milk, chicken and dumplings
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Photo: (Color) Linda and Fred Griffith, are authors of ``Cooking Under Cover,'' featuring the latest comfort foods such as stews and casseroles.
Contrary to our expectations, comfort foods appear to be chosen more often in comfortable times.
By not expecting healthy products to draw most consumers unless they also deliver comfort, or are part of a broader wellness approach that also encourages comfort foods, brand manufacturers may close their product growth gap - thereby flourishing in today's burgeoning health market while making a more sustainable contribution to the overall health of America.
A new national survey on soup and comfort foods reinforces the popularity of traditional favorites.
While others have jumped on the current comfort food trend, Cracker Barrel has built an empire on the kinds of food and atmosphere that makes people want to come back again and again.
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Prepare comfort foods using lower-fat ingredients, such as skim milk or light cheese
Put down that Oreo or bowl of mac 'n' cheese and brace yourself for another bummer: The emotional healing powers of comfort food may be overrated.
The laboratory was filled with different aromas of the subjects' favourite comfort foods during the study.
Washington, Feb 28 ( ANI ): A new study suggests that comfort foods get even more comforting if you eat them with the right kind of musical ambiance.
Lighter versions of comfort foods often cut out not only fats and calories, but flavor, so the editors and owners of America's Test Kitchen put their minds to creating revisions that aren't small or filled with strange substitutions.