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last post: Mar 5, 2020
1 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-13 19:05
It's cold, and there's really nothing better to heat you up then a favourite meal, right? What's a food that you not only think is delicious, but stirs up warmth and happiness inside of you? I hope you can have some of it, soon.
I grew up in a traditional Italian household, so I love pasta, especially spaghetti, with a nice, rich, meaty bolognese sauce. Being sat around the table with my family on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a heaping plate, some nice, crusty bread, and a tall, hard drink is such a cherished memory. My mother used to make an absolute ton of it with sausage, beef, and pork, and we'd all have at least two plates.
2 Name: sage : 2020-02-14 01:06
you may not consider it a comfort food, but i love ice cream! and yeast breads too, especially if they're fresh from the oven. they're both really yummy.
(also is it cold? it's summer for people living in the southern hemisphere...)
3 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-14 01:39
Nutella by the spoon, I'm a simple man
4 Name: Paperplane : 2020-02-14 08:15
Here in Germany stews ans soups are typical cold weather dishes. My favourite is mashed potatoe and carrots with onion and a very hearty sausage.
First you fry onions in butter in a big kettle, then add the potatoes and carrots and then pour vegetable broth over it and cook it for 20 minutes and then either mash it or blend it. Add salt & pepper and then sausages.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-14 15:06
I'm fan of soups. I like to stew celery, a few potatoes, carrots, fennel, tomatoes, half an onion, EVO, salt, pepper, some turmeric and herbs, then I drain everything and blend with a little of the broth and some more oil. I keep the stock for the next day.
It's a nice creamy soup, I toast some bread to go with it.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-14 20:10
For me it'd have to be a really good homemade mac+cheese.
My mom makes a killer mac and cheese with toasted breadcrumbs and I was fortunate enough to have her pass the recipe down to me, I think that was the first time I learned how to make a roux too
My mom is a great cook, I try to make excuses to have dinner with my parents as often as possible
7 Name: Paperplane : 2020-02-14 22:15
Sounds good. Yeah some bread, rolls or toast are perfect for this.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-15 09:35
I really like loaded potatoes with green onions and jalapeños.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-17 03:14
I just make some rice, sometimes I’ll put stuff on it, like salt, or I’ll cook it with chicken broth. Perfect comfort food!
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-17 05:16
What else have you tried on rice? I typically like to put either teriyaki or soy sauce on mine personally.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-17 10:02
I concur with your statement about teriyaki and say sauce. I really need to try more stuff on it.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-19 08:42
Did you get around to trying some on your rice?
13 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-24 17:14
Pork, you gotta have the pork, there's where all the flavor is.
On the topic: rice fried with eggs and soy sauce. Grilled cheese (you put a little bit of butter inside for extra richness). Hot chocolate (made from dark chocolate and milk, not the powdery one).
14 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-26 23:47
Today I made Chef John's spicy tuna rice and it was amazingly tasty for the amount of effort put in, looking forward to having the cold leftovers tomorrow.
My true comfort food would have to be a hearty stew. Diced beef or lamb (cheap fatty cuts) dredged in heavily seasoned flour and browned, sauteeing whatever vegetables you fancy, then simply adding some cooking liquid and leaving it on low for many hours. Onion/potatoes/carrot/leek/celery/mushroom/beans/cabbage all good, stock/ale/wine/canned tomatoes for the liquid, get some herbs involved thyme/bay/oregano/"herbs du provence" try it out and see what works. Cut big chunks and cook for a long time, can't really go wrong. Small additions towards the end like a square of dark chocolate or dash of vinegar/citrus can be game changers, served with warm crusty well buttered bread, and maybe a glass of red.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-27 21:16
16 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-29 14:10
Not exactly food, but I always find it comfy to have chocolate or strawberry truffles with my coffee.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-04 21:46
Lady Grey tea and potatos in any form.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-05 18:12
Cafe Bustelo coffee and a grilled ham'n cheese
19 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-05 18:14
Gotta be gumbo with a thick slice of homemade sourdough. No okra or tomatoes, real andouille, and eggs plopped right into the simmering goodness. That's down-home comfort for me.
On the drinks side of things, spiked decaf late in the evenings. Kahlua or Bailey's is my go-to.