comfort food


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comfort food

Particular dishes or food items that are meant to ease emotional pain upon consumption, as by reminding one of home or childhood. Often, such food is high in calories or carbohydrates. Did Mom make mac and cheese tonight? I'm definitely in need of some comfort food. What's your favorite comfort food? Mine is poutine.
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