In Canada, a recent Uber Eats poll said that the top foods ordered for delivery included Butter Chicken, Miso soup, Fries and Shawarma. It tells you something about Canada’s multi-cultural heritage. These are the foods of our families and our neighbors. They are what we yearn for when isolated at home. It is comfort food that soothes the soul and nourishes the heart.
For this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge I ask you to share a photo, a story and even a recipe of your favorite COMFORT FOOD.
Along with your photo, tell me why it means comfort to you. Is it your grandmother’s secret recipe? Your kids’ favorite macaroni and cheese? Vanilla birthday cakes with sprinkles and sparkles? Or the first backyard BBQ that officially says Summer is Here!
For me comfort food is chicken noodle soup. Not soup from a can but soup made with real chicken and rich with Chinese flavors It’s the soup my grandmother made with chickens raised in her back yard. It’s the egg noodles my grandfather kneaded and cut by hand.
Nowadays, when I make soup it’s with chicken from the supermarket and noodles rolled by my pasta machine. Unless of course, it’s cleaning day and I find a packet of dried noodles stuffed in my kitchen cabinet. Then I’ll use whatever chicken I have in the freezer, simmer it with ginger, carrots, Chinese dates and shrimps and ladle it over the boiled noodles. A splash of soy, a grind of pepper and it’s grandma’s home cooking all over again.
I look forward to seeing your stories around your favorite COMFORT FOOD.
Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below, so that I and others can find your response.
This week’s challenge for COMFORT FOOD goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Toronto, Canada. May 2020