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
Recent Examples on the Web By making a playlist on streaming music platform Spotify, Conk, who lives in unceded Ramaytush and Ohlone Land on the San Francisco Peninsula, thoroughly describes his go-to recipe for the Korean comfort food. Joseph Lamour, NBC News, 6 July 2022 Southern comfort food kitchen expects to debut this November in Pompano’s Old Town district, anchoring a wave of new restaurants and art spaces opening soon off the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 7 July 2022 Courtesy of Shugary Sweets When the temperatures begin to drop, make a big batch of this comfort food staple to share with your family. Courtney Campbell And Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 24 June 2022 Mz Jade's Soul Food Homemade Southern-style cooking, including seafood, ribs, smothered pork chops and comfort food side dishes. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 17 June 2022 Andrew Holden is already seeing it at Shy Bird, his bustling comfort food hub at One Broadway. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2022 Here’s where to celebrate: Chef Bryce Shuman's live-fire upscale comfort food restaurant, will be partnering with Woodford Reserve for a special Father's Day event. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 15 June 2022 In addition to the musical trio, parents Kevin Jonas Sr. and Denise Jonas attended the Southern comfort food restaurant's opening. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 6 June 2022 There are bare bones kits with first aid, rations, and things like water purification tablets, and upgraded general purpose kits with comfort food entrees and extras like playing cards. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of comfort food

1958, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2022

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“Comfort food.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comfort%20food. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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