comfort food


Definition of comfort food

: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal

Examples of comfort food in a Sentence

Pot roast and fried chicken are my favorite comfort foods. a restaurant that serves comfort food
Recent Examples on the Web The history of this comfort food is a murky one, since almost every country has its own version of the dish. cleveland, 3 June 2021 Come for the Southern comfort food, stay for the festive vibes., 1 June 2021 Sneak kale into everyone's favorite comfort food, and its flavor will blend right in with the creamy, cheesy sauce. Casey Barber, CNN, 27 May 2021 Diners in west Allen won’t need to venture far for Southern comfort food this summer. Dallas News, 13 May 2021 The nation's chicken wars and cravings for comfort food during the pandemic have made poultry so scarce and expensive that some restaurants are limiting or running out of chicken sandwiches, wings and tenders. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Amidst disrupted sleep schedules and mom’s juggling multiple roles at home, cravings for comfort food are at an all-time high. Anna Haines, Forbes, 5 May 2021 During the pandemic, consumers have been looking for takeout-friendly comfort food. Lauren Zumbach,, 28 Apr. 2021 While luxe, the pot pie maintains its essence as soul-soothing classic comfort food. Marcy De Luna, Chron, 7 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of comfort food

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comfort food was in 1958

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7 Jun 2021

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“Comfort food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of comfort food

: food that is satisfying because it is prepared in a simple or traditional way and reminds you of home, family, or friends


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