“Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.” –Ina Garten
Comfort food. It can be anything. Pizza, fried chicken, soup, cookies, you name it. Comfort food isn’t about the food itself, but the feeling it gives you while eating it. For a lot of people, comfort food can provide solace just as much as it can fuel.
Did you know that even King Solomon had a favorite comfort food? In Song of Solomon chapter two he writes “Strengthen me with raisins, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.” The idea of comfort food is not a new notion, but one that was been around for centuries.
Being a foodie, food is partly emotional and partly about taste. Growing up, both sides of my family are fantastic chefs and bakers and certain foods always remind me of various loved ones.
Homemade flour tortillas remind me of my Great Mama. Pancakes remind me of my Grandpa because he would always make my sister and me Mickey-Mouse shaped pancakes as children. And pot roast makes me think of my Mom, there were lots of Sunday lunches or dinners that consisted of pot roast, mashed potatoes, and biscuits.