Comfort Food

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  1. Tuco1965

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    Just as the title says, this is all about the foods that just make you feel good for eating them.

    One of my favourites is a chicken and rice dish my Mom always used to make when she was still able to do so. I've managed to make a knock off of it in my own way that gets close to the mark. I'm from Hungarian ancestry so this dish has a good dose of Paprika in it.
     
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    Borscht

    Eastern European beet and vegetable soup, great with fresh dill sprinkled on top and a piece of buttered bread to soak up the goodness.
     
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    Chocolate.

    And Ice Cream.

    Also, similar to OP, any of the traditional savory foods that my mother cooks whenever I'm over at my parents' place.

    I also tend to make a big bowl of dried nuts and fruits of any and all kinds and eat together with my wife when watching movies.
     
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    My neighbour when he was still alive used to make Borscht. Once in a while I was lucky enough to get a tub of it. It was always good.
     
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    My comfort food is Hamburgers and fries, and of course BLT's. It may not be traditional comfort food for some, but It really makes me happy to have a nice cheeseburger with bacon on it or a BLT sandwich!
     
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    Beer
    Bread and cheese sandwiches with Branston pickle.
    Good hummus
    Scallion pancakes.
    Pho, pot au feu, Irish stew, beef barley soup, goulash. those type of soup/stews.
    Tomato soup not from a can with no added sugar and well spiced.
    Fresh pasta dishes not overcooked. Really anything from Swedish meatballs with egg noodles to dandan noodles. Just no soggy noodles and chances are I will be happy.
     
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    for me congee. my mom calls it rice soup but it's what she made for us whenever we were sick as kids. with celery and chicken in it.
     
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    My grandmother's apple pie. She's 87, so a number of people are trying to learn from her, to keep the recipe alive when she passes.
    Pierogi, Kalushki, halupki, eastern European ethnic food in general, my family on my mother's side is a mix of Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian. Oddly enough, no one in my family makes goulash, so I don't have much of an opinion on it.
     
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    beer. potato chips. nachos. in no particular order.
     
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    My wife's macaroni and cheese. Oh My. A teen in our youth group called it Mackleroni-and-cheese and that is what it has been called ever since.
    And pizza. Nothing quite so comforting as a pizza. Not a slice of pizza. One large enough that you can eat until you want to stop.
    And apple crisp...well, really any hot fruit dessert. I love fruit desserts.
     
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    Pizza. I love pizza. I love every kind of pizza. I don't care if Chicago Pizza is not pizza, I still love pizza.

    Favorite pizza places:
    Neapolitan style: Olio's in Santa Barbara, Tony's in San Francisco, Keste in NYC
    Chicago style: Lou Manati's in Chicago, Paxti's or Blue Line/Little Star in San Francisco
    NYC style: Regina's in Boston (Yes, it's better and yes it gives me complicated feelings that the best NYC pizza is in Boston)
    "Regular" style: Domino's and Papa John's. I know they aren't amazing, but I grew up with them, so I still like them. Palo Alto Pizza Company isn't bad either.

    Except for two awful pizzas I had in Canada, 5 Buck Pizza in Utah and Round Table, there really isn't a pizza I don't like.
     
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    Kfc
     
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    Things that almost all date back to childhood. Not that I loved all my mother's cooking, I was always more fond of separate-things-on-a-plate than stews and casseroles for instance, but...

    Roast-Lamb dinners, Roast-Chicken dinners... Fried eggs and chips (I think you americans out there call them franch fries :eek:). Creamed mushrooms on toast.

    One big exception to the child-hood thing is something I didn't discover until my forties: Japanese food, especially the raw-fish stuff.

    I have the theory that there is some mood-altering substance in raw fish! It works for me!

    Sushi and Sashimi comforted me during my giving-up-smoking days and, as I had not given up alcohol then, so did sake.
     
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    Count me in as someone else who finds pizza comforting. I decided to make a couple home ones yesterday. I love pizza.
     
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    I don't care what anyone else says KFC is awesome fried chicken. May not be as good as some places but good fried chicken is actually hard to find (always feel like they never get the batter right or they cook the chicken too long and then it becomes dry.

    In regards to comfort foods I have to say the winner for me is definitely in the beef department. Either burger and fries or nice juicy bone in rib eye steaks with garlic mashed potatoes.
     
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    I make a killer split pea soup with ham, potatoes and carrots. It was my grandmother's and mother's recipe, and I nailed it. Its not just comforting for me, but its comforting for most of the family since it brings back memories of family members lost...
     
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    Damn I love pea soup! My wife makes one with smoked pork hocks.
     
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    Pea soup is quite easy to make. It just takes all day to prep and cook...

    And crusty bread and butter is a must.
     
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    Anything that doesn't cause discomfort when it's going down the throat is eligible for comfort food other than cooked vegetables, tomatoes, and cole slaw.

    However, I have a weird spot for any kind of noodles with butter, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. So simple, yet I eat that by the pound.
     
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