Comfort food. What's yours?

Blue Velvet

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In a themed series of threads about eggs, bacon, caffeine etc. I now get to the real emotional core of our eating habits -- the food you turn to when life is rotten and you're feeling a little vulnerable and in need of cheering up.

Here in the UK, the weather is turning... I'm feeling sore, tired, chilly and just a little moody at the mo. Didn't go to work today either.

It's times like these I turn to soup and buttered toast or maybe paté. Roast potatoes or wedges. Sausages... mmm. Or hot desserts with custard or eggy cheesy creations, also on toast... and plenty of it. Baked potatoes too.

Somehow, when the world is against you a salad just doesn't seem to be the kind of ballast you need to fortify yourself with and then burrow beneath the duvet.
 

clayj

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Pasta... Thai noodles (pahd see ew, 4 stars), Kraft Shells + Cheese, Ramen noodles.

Also ice cream, chocolate (I keep Hershey's Nuggets and mini Snickers in the fridge for just this reason), and venti 6-pump raspberry mochas from Starbucks.
 

Lacero

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Tomato dumplings and Hungarian cabbage rolls topped with sauerkraut.
 

katie ta achoo

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Potatoes. (baked or mashed or french fried)
onion rings
SPINACH!!! (any way of spinach!! I eat more that popeye, and I shouldn't... causes kidney stones sometimes)

Mm... spinach....
 

Blue Velvet

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Lacero said:
Tomato dumplings and Hungarian cabbage rolls topped with sauerkraut.
Assuming you're not kidding, they sound quite nice... oh god, dumplings and anything with a stew -- yes, please.
 

Lacero

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Nah, not kidding. I used to make dumplings with my mom. Very fond memories.
 

stonyc

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Meat loaf, mashed potatos, green bean casserole...

Mom's japanese-style noodles, a little sesame oil/soy sauce/sesame seed/red pepper flakes to stir into the soup, kimchi on the side...

Mom's bibimbap (korean fried rice)...

Grilled cheese sandwiches, hot tomato soup...

Chili, slice of Angelo's bread (diner in downtown AA)...
 

kiwi-in-uk

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Chocolate ...

Chocolate fush, buzz bars, pineapple lumps, peanut slabs.

When those run out, dark chocolate.
 

iDM

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I should be stoned for saying this, and being relatively aware of this companies environmental impacts it makes it even worse, but during finals week always when i'm done with all my exams i go to McDonalds and i get a double quarter pounder super sized meal. I think that is what you mean but comfort food.
 

Blue Velvet

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kiwi-in-uk said:
Chocolate fush, buzz bars, pineapple lumps, peanut slabs.

Are you sure you're in the UK or do you get emergency parcels from home? I miss Pinky bars myself... :)
 

emw

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For me, comfort food must be easy-access. In the summer, that means ice cream. In the winter, I tend toward a nice bowl of clam chowder or some other stick-to-your-ribs type of soup.

If I could have anything made for me while I lay around pondering my miserable life, it would be runzas.
 

kiwi-in-uk

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Blue Velvet said:
Are you sure you're in the UK or do you get emergency parcels from home? I miss Pinky bars myself... :)
I am in NZ or AU every second or third month, so one corner of the suitcase is reserved for them on the return journey.

Not too keen on Pinky bars for some reason (might have something to do with a spoof on the PB jingle my friend & I did way back in '64 ... "Pinky bar is right on top, you're sure to like it 'cause it's got ... etc)

Edit: I've seen them advertised somewhere in London.
Edit edit: Nup ... Brighton ... here ya go
 

Blue Velvet

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Right. Could someone please print this thread out, take it to the nearest store and have it all delivered to my place as soon as possible?

You're all welcome to join in -- the bill's on me. :)
 

Josh

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I don't have a "comfort food" per se, but when I feel like going out, just by myself, as I occasionaly do, I always get Indian food.

Nothing beats a good chicken curry or tikka masala :D

But, I don't know if that counts, as whenever I have the choice on where to eat, if there's an Indian restaurant around, I'm there.

Whenever I go out, Indian food. Whenever I cook dinner at home, Indian food.

I love it, I love it, I love it!
 

devilot

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Dunno what Western porridge is like... but my mommie's Chinese porridge w/ some meat and thousand year old egg. Mmm. Or my mom's hand wrapped/ hand made wontons. Or my mom's famous ox-tail beef stew-- perfect for the cold weather coming (I agree w/ you Blue Velvet in your OP, the weather is shifting! :mad: ).
 

Grey Beard

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iDM said:
I should be stoned for saying this, and being relatively aware of this companies environmental impacts it makes it even worse, but during finals week always when i'm done with all my exams i go to McDonalds and i get a double quarter pounder super sized meal. I think that is what you mean but comfort food.
To eat that crap, you must have been stoned !!!
Grey Beard
 

jsw

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Pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Cold. Yum....

Stew of any sort with bread to dip into it.

Chocolate-covered donut holes.

Almonds.