Comfort food


posted on 6th of july, 2009

Some time ago I started a managed collection for images of comfort food. I had intended to write this blog back then, but got sidetracked. Now it is high time to get back to it.

It's hard to define exactly what comfort food is, because it can be different things to different people.

For me, comfort food is usually something homemade and simple. It might be a food that reminds me of my childhood, or just makes me feel warm and cozy on a cold day. Comfort food can be a snack, a main course or a dessert. The only thing I think comfort food is not, is a fancy restaurant meal.

I most familiar with what might be considered comfort food in North America, but there are many places I haven't been, so there may be all sorts of regional comfort foods I'm not familiar with. Plus I am very curious about other cultures. Do you have the concept of comfort food, too? What are some of the favourite dishes elsewhere in the world? I would love to expand my comfort food collection to include a variety of images of comfort foods from around the world. Your comments and suggestions on this will be very helpful!

Comments (7)

Comment by Emmacharles on July 08, 2009

There is nothing better than a home baked warm just out of the oven donut with a strong cup of coffee !

Comment by Irisangel on July 06, 2009

Warm brownies and cold milk, but those homemade perogies look good too.

Comment by Rebeccaosborn on July 06, 2009

i have to agree with the first comment, for me it would be chocolate, has to be cadburys or galaxy chilled from the fridge and dipped in hot tea.... simply divine!!

Comment by Teekaygee on July 06, 2009

Thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely use your ideas to search for more images to add to the collection. Chocolate is a hard one, as I just look at images of chocolate and gain weight! ;) I definitely wouldn't have thought of mashed potatoes.

Comment by Mani33 on July 06, 2009

Hmm, I have a problem!!! I like many kinds of food so I don't know what is comfort food really! It's food that gives me pleasure to make and to eat, for example an apple pie or a cheese cake from the near by pastry is a comfort food :))
Delicious photos by the way, cheers ;)

Comment by Wildmac on July 06, 2009

Definitely chocolate in any form, ice cream, bar, cake, drink etc. Mashed potato is a comfort food my sister likes.

Comment by Hlehnerer on July 06, 2009

Probably chocolate and ice cream fall into this category too.




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