Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Blog This: Comfort Food Challenge

'Blog about your comfort food.  What is it?  Do you make it?  How did you stumble upon it?  Is it at your favourite restaurant?  How does it make you feel ?  Share a recipe,  restaurant review or about the last time you ate it!'

Food, comfort food.  Yum. 

According to Wikipedia, Comfort foods are familiar, simple foods that are usually home-cooked or eaten at informal restaurants. They can be foods that are emotionally significant to a person or group of people and are sometimes related to pleasant memories of childhood. More generally, comfort food can be defined as food that brings comfort, usually in the form of chocolate, sweets etc.

When I was little, perhaps 7 or 8 years old, my dad went to a different city to work.  I loved my dad and missed him a lot.  Apparently, I missed him so much I refused to eat.  This was resolved by dad making a huge pot of soup when he came back on the weekend.  I’ve been told all I ate while my dad was away was soup that he made on the weekends.  Now I’m not sure if this is an accurate description of what actually occurred as I was young but if it did occur as above I think that is is representative of the first definition given by Wikipedia.

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The soup in question may (or may not) have looked like that.

Now as an adult my comfort food tends to be more along the lines of Wiki’s second definition.  In fact at one point, Mr E. wouldn’t ask what kind of day I had at work rather his question was “How many coffee’s and chocolate bars today?” 

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A one chocolate day was good and a three chocolate day was very bad.  Thankfully, I no longer work there but unfortunately my body still bears witness to my coffee and chocolate addiction coping mechanism.

Plus chocolate is still my comfort food of choice….

Now if only they could make it healthy but still with the same great taste.

9 comments:

Madmother said...

Now that is what comfort food is for! Oh, and break ups, and other hard stuff... Well written and very touching.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

That is just such a beautiful story - thank you so much for sharing. How kind of your father to make the soup for you - and how wonderful that you were able to feel connected with him through the meals.

Now I'm all teary!

Summeranne said...

Well I'm already having a 2 coffee and 1 brownie (for breakfast) day!

Homemade soup sounds REALLY good too. How special of your Dad to make it for you!

Karls said...

I'm with you on the choc thing... why do we love the bad things in life so. dam. much! Great entry!

Lucy@DiminishingLucy said...

I have a tear here too. What is it with Dad's and soup? My Daddy used to make soup too. Well done.

Cate P said...

Ohhhh chocolate....say no more. Had a 4 chocolate day yesterday. Today has to be good coz there's none left.

Jen said...

What a lovely post. Your soup connection sounds lovely and the chocolate bars I can sure relate to.

Anella said...

I like this post!
Chcolate is definitely my comfort food too :P
In fact I am eating some right now...

Lori said...

Great post.

 

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