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Why Do We Love Comfort Food?

Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 2:02PM

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Why do we love comfort food so much? The short answer, of course, is easy—it’s comforting!

But what makes comfort food classics like macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, or spaghetti and meatballs so irresistible and sure to please? The answer, as we’ll find out in today’s blog, is multifold. Just read on to learn more!

It’s familiar

Even those of us who love change tend to enjoy the things that are familiar to us, too—the things that remind us of childhood, family, or our earliest ways of life. This is why American comfort food is traditionally seen as items like chicken noodle soup, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and other kitchen staples—these are the foods we grew up on, the things that so many of us can easily recollect. Even when times are changing—and with them change our careers, surroundings, and lifestyles—we can count on these tasty classics to carry us along.

The familiar nature of comfort food is why there’s no clear-cut definition for what constitutes a food of this variety. In other parts of the world or in other families, an individual’s comfort food might be something less traditional—but if it’s what the person grew up with, it makes sense that they would cling to it for comfort later on!

It’s communal

It’s no surprise why so many classic comfort foods are social dishes—macaroni and cheese is always made in big batches, for example, while you rarely make chicken and waffles for one. These dishes lend themselves to dining with family and friends, and can make us feel closer to the ones we love whether or not we are actually with them.

Peach Valley’s comfort food picks

As a home style café, we pride ourselves in comfort food our guests will love and cherish—food that reminds them of their own favorite dishes growing up! Some of our favorite comfort food picks include…

  • Chicken and Waffles: Fried chicken combined with deliciously fluffy waffles? It’s a classic dish many of us have enjoyed since childhood in one form or another. It has the potential to warm you up and satisfy with ease.
  • Chicken Pot Pie: It’s the quintessential dish for lazy days at home, and might just bring you back to rainy afternoons spent indoors.
  • Homemade Peach Cobbler: A sweet comfort food classic, our Homemade Peach Cobbler is as rich as it is familiar.
  • Soup of the Day: No matter the Soup of the Day, you can count on it being warm, satisfying, and reminiscent of cozy afternoons at home.

At Peach Valley, we’re passionate about serving fresh, home style meals you and your family will love. Experience the freshness today! Find a Location near you and be sure to Sign Up for our E-Club for news, updates and special offers.


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