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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Homestyle Chili Pot Pie: Two comfort food classics, baked into one.
Macaroni cheese is always a crowd pleaser and is the epitome of comfort food.
To offer good value, several comfort food appetizers are now offered in dual portion sizes: smaller tasting plates are offered for $3.
According to the Live Well for Less Index from Sainsbury's, cake, ice-cream, biscuits and crisps remain the nation's favourite comfort foods, with milk chocolate topping the index.
The comfort food theory was not road-tested, for example, on hard-core denizens of Heartbreak Hotel.
After that, some of the subjects were served their choice of comfort food.
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Veggie Grill redefines classic American comfort food with flavorful and craveable 100% plant-based soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and desserts that are made on premise daily.
To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that comfort food preference could be enhanced by such an early stress exposure", lead researcher Tania Machado, said.
The book demonstrates that comfort food does not have to equate with high-fat cuisine.
Considering that my idea of quick comfort food is a bologna sandwich, it's a good thing our Quick, Light & Healthy section for this issue was created by true food professionals.
After observation and analysis of the four parameters tested, it can be concluded that the emotional impact of visual cues of comfort food is greater than their physiological impact.