What Does "Comfort Food" Mean Across the World?

Categories: Food Policy

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Humitas.
"Chilean empanadas, sopapillas, humitas (sweet corn tamales), charquican (orange squash with potatoes, beef, et cetera mashed into a delicious mashed concoction served in clay bowls). Oh my God, now I'm having cravings!" -- Natacha, Chilean


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Pho ga.
"Pho! Anytime I go out of town, when I come home, no matter where I've been, I'm throwing down some pho." -- Judy, Vietnamese


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Palachinke.
"Prebranac: baked beans with caramelized onions. Podvarak (sauerkraut made with my dad's smoked pork), palachinke (crepes), sarma (cabbage rolls made with my dad's smoked pork and home-fermented cabbage)." -- Dragana, Serbian


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Spam, rice and eggs.
"Breakfast: bacon, Spam, over-easy eggs, rice, salsa (or furikake). Snack: bologna, kim chee on wonder bread with Coke. Any other time: miso soup or chuk (when sick; chicken / five-spice / bean thread soup served with rice topped with chiffonade lettuce). Kalua pig. An mochi. Misoyaki butterfish. Poke." -- JoAnn, Japanese


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Frites with mayonnaise.
"Hot chocolate, fries with mayo, bowl of leek soup with bread and butter all my young years in Brussels." -- Catherine, Belgian


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Everyone loves broccoli cheese casserole.
"Nihari. Biryani. Haleem. Karahigosht. Tikkay. Shami keba. Pulao. Sajji. Barbecue brisket. Prime rib. Broccoli cheese casserole. Jalapeño cheese loaf. Pecan pie, followed by diabetic coma." -- Kaiser, Pakistani



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jennytulltx
jennytulltx

Comfort food is a silly useless phrase that leaves people feeling like they have said something, when in reality they have not.

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