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

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On the food-truck front, Seoul Bowl has Korean barbecue and sandwiches, Sunny Up does egg sandwiches and Bella M’Briana offers Italian comfort food and pasta. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Loosen your belt: 46 more restaurant and ice cream openings in Seattle and on the Eastside to try," 25 June 2018 The experience includes attentive service, high-quality ingredients in the hands of a veteran kitchen and a menu of comfort foods. Houston Chronicle, "Houston's best steakhouses," 10 May 2018 In short, a list just like those at dozens of other popular restaurants, with bottles that are the wine drinkers’ equivalent of comfort foods — akin to a menu of hamburgers, salmon and boneless chicken breasts. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "A New Restaurant, Frenchette, Stands Up for Natural Wines," 19 Apr. 2018 The menu consists of Northern Italian comfort foods, from veal osso bucco with saffron risotto to perfectly crisp chicken Milanese, and there’s a perfect wine for every dish. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Italian Restaurants in New York," 27 Feb. 2018 Oak Barrel Public House will open at 1033 N. Old World 3rd St. with a pub menu of comfort foods, craft beer and bourbon. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Barrel Public House to open on Old World 3rd," 2 Feb. 2018 The Food Market Six years in, the Food Market’s comfort food game is as strong as ever., "Best of Baltimore 2018: Dining & nightlife," 11 Apr. 2018 Have some thick, crusty bread handy to scoop up all the extra sauce, or serve alongside a pile of rice for a low-maintenance comfort food dinner. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Ghee, the Clarified Butter We Could Eat by the Spoon?," 5 Apr. 2018 Scaglia's new restaurant will be a modern take on that experience and those comfort food favorites — fresh, seasonal, made-from scratch (including mayonnaise and salad dressing), and healthier. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "The Mixx owner to open new Prairie Village restaurant this month | The Kansas City Star," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of comfort food

1970, in the meaning defined above

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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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