Around the World in 9 Comfort Foods
It’s February. Those two words alone can strike fear into hearts, but there is a balm for winter’s bane: a bowl of something cheesy, cozy, and soul-satisfying. Welcome to Comfort Food Week!
There is a time for slinking into little black dresses and ordering seven-course tasting menus. There is also a time for huddling at home and supping on something warm and comforting.
This is an essential truth you’ll find, in some form or another, across the globe. Because everyone needs comforting sometimes. Here’s how to instantly feel better, no matter where you are in the world.
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Swedes are partial to this savory egg cake topped hearty hunks of bacon. (Butter and pork fat = layers of luxury.) It’s often made on the stovetop in a skillet, as in this recipe.
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Think of colcannon as mashed potatoes, only much, much better. Butter and milk give the mash a creamy consistency, and leeks and cabbage add heft. The best part: the crunchy, browned bits from the dish’s brief stay in the broiler.
Sticky Toffee Pudding (Great Britain)
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The Brits sure do love their puddings. Flavored with dates, drenched in a thick toffee sauce, and served warm, it’s basically a moist cake that you can eat with a spoon. Hello delicious.