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7 Comfort Foods from Around the World

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7 Comfort Foods from Around the World


When I was in college, I spent three months studying in Buenos Aires. The food was amazing — the fruits bursting with flavor, the freshly made pastas, the endless variety of alfajores.. I was in heaven. A classmate of mine, an adult student who had brought her husband and kids down with her (lucky them!), pointed something out that her kids were really, really missing from back home — peanut butter. All of a sudden, though peanut butter has never really been a big part of my diet, that was all I wanted. I was dreaming of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich, anything with the sweet, sweet flavor of peanuts. When I arrived back in the states, a PB & J was the first thing I ate.

And that’s what comfort food is all about — a sensory overload of nostalgia, something to remind you of where you’ve been in your life. But obviously, comfort foods are different for different people. What may be exotic to you is a reminder of mom’s cooking to someone else. So let’s take a journey through some of the favored comfort foods across the globe.

Tell us about your favorite comfort food in the comments!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:02AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Mashed potatoes with butter and cheese or Heinz tomato soup with crumbled crackers in it.

1:58PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012


7:44PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

yum. sounds like i need to save a couple of recipes!

1:21PM PDT on May 11, 2012

This article made me so hungry! :)

1:37PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

When I returned to Canada from living in Sudan, Africa for 10 years, all I wanted was grilled cheese sandwich on white bread. It was soooo good. :)

5:05AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Dal and dryfish yammi

1:35AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sound great. Must try!

1:34AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sounds great. Must try!

2:28AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012


7:21PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

mmm, sounds good

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