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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Comfort food doesn't have to be gourmet to be the best thing you've ever tasted, what truly makes the taste is the memory of the love that surrounds it.
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While staying true to American-style comfort food, 'Fresh from the Chef' is infused with multiple influences from other cultures, crafted such that it feels right in place with the usual TGI Fridays dishes.
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It's not unusual to want comfort foods at such a time, but many patients feel guilty if the food is a low nutrition choice like gooey mac and cheese or sweet, cool ice cream.
The menu includes their favorite comfort food, which, so far, ranges from meatloaf and macaroni and cheese to pork adobo and vegetarian tamales.
True, your mood will probably improve shortly after you eat your favorite high-carb hug, but no more so than if you'd eaten a granola bar -- a pleasant enough choice, but hardly a fixture in that calorically elevated "comfort food'' category.
Traci Mann, said that findings helped shed light on the idea that comfort food is exceptionally soothing.
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The interior design equivalent to comfort food, wing chairs are soaring in popularity again.
These kinds of days call for hearty comfort food, and a great start is homemade wheat bread with buttered crust.