||[Sep. 8th, 2006|12:01 pm]
I had an idea for a meme-type thing, since it's around lunchtime and I'm hungry.|
What's your favorite comfort food?
Find a picture of your favorite comfort food and post it (behind a cut tag, please), along with a few words about why you like it.
Reply here with your images and notes or steal this idea for your own journal. Bon apetit!
One of my favorites is pork fried rice.
It's a relatively simple dish but one that's easy to mess up. (Does it come in a puddle of oil and grease? That's not good eats.) It has some nice starchiness to it, warming flavors, and it has just a touch of that elemental cooking goodness, pork fat.
Ooh, a recipe! I'll have to give that a try.
(I like your icon and, for that matter, waffles.)
my supreme comfort food is curry... no need for pix :)
I can't decide if that looks like it came out of somebody or not.
And whether I'd want some, too.
I'm such a rat. -.-
Heh, I hear ya. I did have trouble narrowing down my choice to only one food item. :)
no pictures, but what about Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs :)
While I have numerous comfort foods, I suppose I'd have to choose Chicken Tikka Masala
. For maximum comfort, served with rice, warm naan, and seekh (ground lamb) kabob on the sizzling cast iron skillet, for which there are surprisingly no good pix readily available on the internets.
It's a little strange that curry got so brain-wired as a comfort food, since I didn't truly take to Indian food until college. But I think what does it for me is the complexity... the way so many flavors mingle and dance across the tongue, never quite overwhelming the taste buds, but bringing the body just a little closer than it usually comes to various and sundry mental boundaries. The adrenaline rush takes over, much like a roller coaster ride, a night of unbridled passion, or socially awkward acts done on a roller coaster. And that catharsis seizes the mind, recalibrates it by forcing the concentration to be in the here and now, flushing away the worry and anxiety that so often demands comfort food in the first place.
Nice meme idea! Though now I could really use curry... ;-)