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Comfort Foods [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.

[User Picture]From: diadexxus
2006-09-08 07:15 pm (UTC)
That is a toughy... But man, I do love a PERFECT PRIME RIB

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[User Picture]From: snapcat
2006-09-08 07:19 pm (UTC)
Best comfort food for me is
Summer Sausage, Crackers and Cheese
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2006-09-08 07:26 pm (UTC)
My favorite food is Beef Stroganoff. I even have my very own recipe for it. I prefer it over rice rather than noodles.

It's incredibly easy to prepare, relatively cheap, hearty, and oh so tasty!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-09-09 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, a recipe! I'll have to give that a try.

(I like your icon and, for that matter, waffles.)
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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2006-09-08 08:15 pm (UTC)
my supreme comfort food is curry... no need for pix :)
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[User Picture]From: normanrafferty
2006-09-08 10:21 pm (UTC)
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. -.-
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From: jackrat
2006-09-08 11:05 pm (UTC)

Does this count? And
Ooh, and these!
   And and
and and and...
of course...

...sorry, we gluttons have a lot of comfort foods  ;)

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-09-09 03:48 pm (UTC)
Heh, I hear ya. I did have trouble narrowing down my choice to only one food item. :)
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2006-09-09 12:10 am (UTC)
no pictures, but what about Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2006-09-09 01:00 am (UTC)
Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs :)
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2006-09-10 01:13 am (UTC)
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... ;-)
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