I'm writing a piece for this community about rethinking "stress eating" as "comfort eating", and curious...what are YOUR favorite comfort foods, and why? I LOVE hearing stories about how food memories, and experiences, make a specific food (or flavor) feel comforting to us. So, I'm all ears. What comes to mind for you?
for me comfort food is Slovak stuffed cabbages. I grew up in a Czechoslovak kitchen. My grandmother made these pretty much every week—boiled cabbage leaves, ground meat, rice, tomato sauce, tons of onions, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Makes me feel safe and grounded. I don't make them very well...otherwise I reach for dark chocolate as comfort food, along with peanut butter