In the United States, comfort food might be mac and cheese or mom’s pot roast. But nearly everyone has a food that evokes nostalgia. That includes cultures that don’t call it comfort food; they just call it food made with love. We asked Charleston chefs who grew up in different cultures what comfort food is for them.
“We don’t have comfort food because cooking is part of the family life and our tradition, and it is a
Thinking about starting Meatless Mondays (or going entirely plant-based)? Vegan diets full of plant-based nutrients can boost your mood, lower your blood sugar, and may even prevent certain cancers. They are also getting way more delicious as veganism goes mainstream, with creative recipes that rival any omnivore delight. Whether you’re eating vegan a couple days a week or fully committing to the lifestyle, these savory and sweet recipes will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen while satisfying your comfort food cravings. Enjoy!
This simple, streamlined baked ziti (or rigatoni, or whichever pasta you use)
It may seem like an oxymoron: comfort food that’s also healthy. (Imagine that!) This is precisely what drew us to Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food (Harper Wave, 2021). The idea that foods we associate with indulgence like pot pie and coffee cake could possibly be part of a lifestyle led by mindful eating is genius – and perfectly aligned with the focus of this issue. It’s so much easier for healthy habits to become routine when they have a sensory payoff, too.
Julia Turshen is a New York
Everyone needs a brilliant crumble in their bag of tricks! It’s a crowd-pleasing dessert, and you can even eat the leftovers as an indulgent brekkie granola.
The filling for this classic pie is slow-cooked casserole style. If you’re short on time, prepare it earlier on, then add pastry on the day.
A six-ingredient one-pot-wonder.
Swap your usual roast spuds for this