Much is written these days about so called "Comfort Foods".
I know I am somewhat of a freak, when it comes to my choice of "Comfort Food".
Chocolate has never been my choice. Offer me a Chocolate, or a Grilled Cheese dish, ~and Grilled Cheese will win every time!
Or better still, offer me Cheese and a Flaky Pastry, plus, perhaps an onion/combination, and I am gone! My "Ultimate Swoon" Food!
Offer me a steak, I will shudder. But offer me fish, of almost any type, and I will be transported with delight.
I am not mad about Mussels, nor Pauas. Pipis, or Cockles, I can take or leave- these days preferably leave! Though in our young days we would -cruelly, I am ashamed to admit- bit the 'toungues' off the raw Pipis as we dug them out of the sand.
I am appalled now, to think of this hideous act, and I wish I could apologise to every Pipi I maimed, or wounded!
I do love a rich Vegetable Soup, and I love Barley as an ingredient for any Soup. Comfort Food indeed, to my palate.
Potatoes score high in comfort food lists, and any method of cooking them, meets with my approval.
Something I do find, of late, is a love of salt.
I suspect this is not a good thing. Salt, tends to make one's aging body retain fluid, which is not desirable for many reasons. Fluid retention, and Heart disease, being two of the major "No No's"
Given the choice between a few chocolates, or a bag or two of Potato Chips, or Crisps, and you can have the Chocolates, I will take the the Chips or Crisp- call them what you choose.
Those awful yellow "Cheese" snacks? Let me have them~ salt and all!
I do love Asian style dishes, with the sweet/salty/sour tastes, and I tell myself the vegetables are extremely healthy! And the delicate Seafoods, which go so well with the wonderful salty, soupy, dishes, of Asian influenced Cuisine.
I love noodles, and find them to be Comfort Food Central
, to me. I adore Rice Noodles especially. But then, I also love just plain Rice!
I also have a love of Macaroni Cheese, a hangover from my childhood, when I loved my Grandmother's Mac Cheese more than any other food. And next day, sliced cold, it was devine!!
I still love Pasta, and regard it as a Comfort Food.
Do you have a Favourite Comfort Food?
Neil Diamond, Porcupine Pie. I know, I have posted this before, but I still love this version.