comfort food

noun

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

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Near the tram at the base area, JHMR’s newest après spot, RPK 3 (a wink to the acronym that refers to the snowfall forecast for powder day), opens this month, serving comfort food around a roaring fireplace. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "If You're Skiing the Rockies This Winter, Read This First," 4 Dec. 2018 From an extra few hours of sleep to mouthwatering comfort food, Thanksgiving is nothing if not an invitation to indulge. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Manifesto for Looking Glamorous at Thanksgiving Dinner," 21 Nov. 2018 This hearty comfort food is served in friendly surroundings for about $20 a plate. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "In Ireland, a growing menu of culinary delights," 21 Aug. 2018 The restaurant is known for its hippie decor, much of it donated by fans, and from-scratch comfort food like steaks branded with peace signs, Wavy Gravy Fries and Lava Lamp Wings dripping with garlic hot sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Tie Dye Grill is closing, for good this time. Say goodbye to one of Indy's best tenderloins.," 9 July 2018 Bopbox, a new spot in Georgetown, does bulgogi, kimchee pancakes and other Korean comfort food. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "From hot ramen to hotter hot pot: 30 restaurant openings in Seattle and on the Eastside," 28 Nov. 2018 Where to Eat The Haute Savoie offers many shades of delectable fare, starting with Sulpice’s spectacular meals and extending to local comfort food. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 Where to eat: In Manchester, keep warm with some American comfort food at the Copper Grouse. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 The Sign of the Beefcarver on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn is closing Monday after more than 50 years of serving up freshly sliced roast beef and other comfort foods. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Sign of the Beefcarver in Dearborn closes," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of comfort food

1970, in the meaning defined above

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comfort food

noun

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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