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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default What is Comfort Food?

Deguerre got me thinking actually!

What exactly is comfort food?

Is it what your Mom/Dad or Grandmother/Grandfather would make that you remembered as a kid?

Or is comfort food something that makes you feel good somehow.

Does comfort food have to be a casual food and not a high end presentation?

When does comfort food cease to be comfort food?

Is it when it becomes more sophisticated in technique of preparation or presentation?

What exactly is it?

How about a running list of what you think are comfort foods?

I will start with Fried Chicken.

I remember my Mom's fried chicken and that was the meal that I looked forward to more than any other.

Ok let's start the list.

1. Fried Chicken
2. Chicken fried steak with mashed taters and gravy.
3. Pinto's and cornbread.
4. mac and cheese
5. Fried Chicken and Waffles.
6. Chili
7. Turkey,mash taters,filling and gravy.

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To me, comfort food by definition is something that will invariably make you feel better about yourself or things. Sometimes it seems to be favorite meals or foods from childhood, or those special dishes your mom or aunt or gramma made just for you.
My Great Aunt Agnes' baked beans for example. Whenever we visited, she always made sure she made those just for me.



Or your dad. His poached eggs on toast I've never been able to quite get right, but is still a comfort food.
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To me it's any food that makes you feel warm and fuzzy - for what ever reason. Could be your favorite food as a kid, could make you remember something special, coupd be fancy, or just plain downhome cooking.
A couple of my favorites...
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Mac & Cheese
Roasted Chicken and Mashed potatos - my mom would make this for me on my b-day.
"Dutch Cake" - something my dad would make for breakfast once in a while - it was a heavy, somewhat sweet cake. It was a recipe his grandmother passed down to him. It was also the first recipe I had ever seen where the ingredients weren't cups or tablespoons, but "butter the size of an egg" May have find the recipe and make that this weekend in memory of my dad.
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To me, comfort food by definition is something that will invariably make you feel better about yourself or things.
hmmmm, using Guerre's definition I'd have to say Rum
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hmmmm, using Guerre's definition I'd have to say Rum
Rum is it's own food group.
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Chicken fried steak with mashed taters and gravy.
^^^That and home made biscuits made with LARD!
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Mac and cheese
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Chicken fried steak
Chili
Thanksgiving Dinner
Chicken pot pie

And if this qualifies, Oktoberfest beers for me!

Man, now I want all of them!
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