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 Since shelter in place, the dishes are lowered from the second-floor bar to street level in a bucket: comfort food served at a distance. Christian Reynoso,, "Cooking with legendary Bay Area drag queen helped me see beauty in community," 25 June 2020 For years, a diverse cross section of Harlem residents has voted for Red Rooster in Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson’s buzzy outpost of upscale comfort food. Matt Goulding, The Atlantic, "Our Weird Restaurant Future," 19 June 2020 As every conceivable comfort food has risen to the top of the home-cooking food chain, the most iconic of desserts has been left behind. Kate Krader,, "Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Should Be Doing More Work for You," 12 June 2020 Ray Jay’s Feel Good Food cooks up fast, casual American southern comfort food with a vegan twist. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Black-owned, Katy-loved: These 15 businesses are among the most popular establishments in Katy," 8 June 2020 Fueled by the need to socially distance and the collective nostalgia for happier times, the comfort food of show business is providing a much-welcome way to consume live entertainment. NBC News, "Wisconsin's World Dairy Expo canceled due to COVID-19," 5 June 2020 That’s when Don Salamone turned his Burger Stevens window at Dig A Pony into Stevens Italiano, a new restaurant devoted to chicken cacciatore, beef lasagna and other comfort food dishes nodding to Salamone’s Sicilian roots. oregonlive, "These Portland restaurants reinvented themselves to survive coronavirus pandemic," 3 June 2020 After craving and having mainly comfort food for a couple of months, indulging in something a little luxe was an extra pleasure. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bagels are only the beginning at Allie Boy's Bagelry & Luncheonette in the Harbor District," 1 June 2020 Like any good Southern saga, down-home comfort food gets prime billing. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Learn to Cook Like Dana Sue With The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of comfort food

1970, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2020

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“Comfort food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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