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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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.
Next, some subjects were served triple-portion-sized helpings of a comfort food.
edu/news/2011/12/11089/comfort-food-may-be-self-medication-stress-dialing-down-stress-response) comfort foods are really mood soothing.
She said: "At this time of year, many of us crave comfort food for a lift.
There's a reason why comfort food has been given its name.
To offer good value, several comfort food appetizers are now offered in dual portion sizes: smaller tasting plates are offered for $3.
Comfort Food for Breakups is a celebration of the sometimes painful sometimes passionate interconnections between food and memories.
More than half said they had put on weight by eating comfort food to get through the recession.
More than 50% of people surveyed revealed that they had put on weight in the last six months as they ate comfort food.
Global conglomerates don't even serve up good comfort food.
In "Ireland's Comfort Food & Touring Attractions", author Viki Pidegon has compiled an impressive and very nicely illustrated collection of do-it-yourself recipes for soups, stews, chowders and casseroles that she has collected from Irish chefs from Kylemore Abby, to Beleek Pottery, to the Guinness Storehouse, with informative descriptions of a variety of Ireland's tourist attractions, pubs, hotels, and castles--each of which has some direct relevance to the culinary theme of this unique compendium of Irish culinary traditions.