Simple soups, stews, casseroles and more
Hyndman Publishing - $14.99
What does ‘comfort food’ mean to you?
When Simon and Alison initially started thinking about this book, they were thinking of the likes of soups, stews and curries – plus macaroni cheese and almost anything that includes mashed potatoes.
Before they put pen to paper, however, they thought they should check the definition. It seems most definitions of comfort food are considerably wider, but the common elements include foods that (not surprisingly) make you feel better, and that also evokes a sense of nostalgia and makes you think of childhood and home cooking.
Happily, this gave them considerably more scope. What they have come up with may seem to be an eclectic selection, but it does includes many of their favourite recipes, some of which just give a warm sense of wellbeing, and others that evoke memories of childhood and a definite sense of nostalgia.