Around the World in Comfort Food

As the winter drags on and on, one way we cheer up after a long, cold day is by indulging in comfort food. Anything that makes us feel good can be considered comfort food. Typically, comfort food is calorific, relatively simple to make, and often has a lot to do with your culture and upbringing. While what comforts each individual person will vary, depending on their tastes, often people within a country gravitate toward the same treats.

Today we’re going on a journey to explore comfort foods that are popular around the world.

Biscuits and Gravy – USA

Although there are tons of different cuisines just within the United States, one of the most popular and well-known is the food from the southeastern states.

One of the most famous dishes of the South is biscuits and gravy. It’s served all over the country, but it’s guaranteed to be found in every traditional restaurant south of the Mason-Dixon Line. This delicacy features delicious creamy gravy, served over light and airy biscuits. It’s easy to make at home, but if you eat it, make sure you’ve left time for a nap immediately post-consumption.

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Poutine – Canada

Poutine is a delicious Canadian treat that originates from the province of Quebec, but it’s enjoyed all over the country. The dish starts with French fries and squeaky fresh cheese curds, then gravy is ladled over the top to melt the entire mixture into a bubbling hot, delicious mess. It’s especially decadent and is best enjoyed after a few drinks.

If you want to try it, make sure you find somewhere that serves it with curd cheese – grated regular cheese just won’t cut it!

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