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Comfort Food

Why is food so healing—comforting?

There are many answers to that question. The obvious one is that we can’t live without food.

Don't miss the virtual chili cooking class this Sunday at 4 pm ET

But the more elusive ways that it is therapeutic is how it connects us to our past. It’s delicate; it happens with the aroma. It sneaks up on us and envelops us with a lifetime of warm remembrances. Scents have the power to draw on those memories and send us traveling through time.

The smell of popcorn brings back going to double features as a child. Cookies baking in the morning brings a smile to my face. Sometimes it sneaks up on me. I’ll feel happy without realizing that it is the smell of the chicken roasting in the oven that has brought back the joy of family dinners.

It is subtle, but it is a world of feelings that are drawn upon by the whiff of something warm that jars a recollection and moves us. This is comfort food at its best.

Do you know what smells trigger your memories? And is it as wonderful to taste the food as it is to smell the aromas? What do you think?


Here Is What's Happening

Coming up - live interactive cooking classes:

Grab a glass of wine and join us.

Jan. 8, 2023 Online Cooking Class - Chili

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 4 pm ET

$10.00 Price

Learn how to make a meaty chili that is full of wonderful flavor.

Are you VEGETARIAN? I'll show you how to make it without meat!

If you can't attend the live class, no problem, we'll send you the recording.


Jan. 22, 2023 Online Cooking Class - Lentil Soup

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 4 pm ET

$10.00 Price

It's soup time! Learn how to make the perfect lentil soup.

VEGETARIAN? Substitute the meat and keepthe great flavor

If you can't attend the live class, no problem, we'll send you the recording.