Comfort Food?


I started reading an article that included “comfort food” recipes and I started reading it thinking what does that even mean? I personally find all food that I like comforting, there is no one or two “magic” comfort foods, foods that physically and mentally make me feel good. I like food, all kinds of food, and the food I like always makes me feel good. I have favorite foods for when I want to celebrate, they are usually food that is harder to prepare so I don’t have them as often as other things, or food that is expensive so I don’t have them as often or food that is prepared at a restaurant that I particularly like because of the same reason, I don’t go out to eat very often. When I tried to think of a food item that I find “comforting” I couldn’t come with anything in particular. I like so many kinds of food that I would be hard pressed to come up with a favorite, maybe I could come up with the favorite meat animal I would hate to give up but that would come with several different cuts so even that wouldn’t be one item. I can think of a couple of vegetables that I think go with anything but they can be cooked many different ways, as well as spices that I would hate to give up that I use on almost everything, but no one item pops out because I would hate to give up the variety of wonderful foods I eat all of the time. To me the words comfort and food applies to all the food that I eat. Sometimes when I am sick I crave certain foods because I don’t have any taste buds and I want something spicy, like Mexican food, so I hopefully can taste it so I guess I could call that “comfort” food because I am comforted by the fact it doesn’t taste like cardboard because I can’t breathe through my nose. Or when I am sick to my stomach blander things like mashed potatoes and gravy or macaroni and cheese are nice but there are also many foods in this category. I guess I just like food, all kinds of food and that is what I find comforting!


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