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Defining "Comfort Food"

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Defining "Comfort Food"

nissenpa | May 21, 2007 09:10 AM

Help me define comfort food. I knwo what comforts me---pot roast, braised short ribs, good cheese. I know what comforts others---mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, etc. I think of casseroles as being comfort food.

Can you all help me with a decent definition. My husband is a scholar and linguistics is a hobby so he's just not buying my explanations.

Thanks for the help.

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