Tag: comfort food

5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

5 Comfort Foods From My Korean-American Childhood

| May 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

My brother and I were enthralled with American junk food, as McDonald’s, potato chips and doughnuts seemed “exotic” to our childhood palates. And while we’d indulge in ice cream and hamburgers like our friends, we also grew up eating other foods that reflected our Korean-American heritage.

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Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chock full of sausage, sweet bell peppers, and melty cheese, this savory bread pudding is the most brilliant thing you can make ahead for brunch.

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Befuddlement and Delight at The Ice Cream Bar

Befuddlement and Delight at The Ice Cream Bar

| January 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

For an old-fashioned ice cream soda in a bustling little Cole Valley space, Megan Gordon heads to The Ice Cream Bar to discover what all of the fuss is about.

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Ramen Roundup

Ramen Roundup

| June 6, 2011 | 10 Comments

Elaine Wu visits a few Bay Area spots where you can find three distinctly different versions of authentic Japanese soup noodles, and finds out why ramen is Japan’s favorite comfort food.

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All About Miso Soup

All About Miso Soup

| January 18, 2011 | 12 Comments

If you’re looking for lighter soup that’s nourishing and easy to digest, you might consider having a big bowl of miso soup. Miso is comfort food with a little international flair.

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Cheesy Enchilada Casserole: Chicken + Vegetarian

Cheesy Enchilada Casserole: Chicken + Vegetarian

| January 13, 2011 | 6 Comments

So if you love enchiladas, but aren’t crazy about making them; or if you simply crave an easy-to-make hearty one-dish meal that will please your entire family, here is my recipe for Cheesy Enchilada Casserole. The main recipe uses chicken but I’ve also included a vegetarian alternative that uses butternut or acorn squash at the end. Both are great choices for an easy and hearty dinner at home.

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13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

13 Most Popular BAB Posts and Recipes in 2010

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Comfort food, gluten-free recipes and vampire prevention appeared to be peak areas of interest for BAB readers in 2010.
Here are the top thirteen stories and recipes most visited on Bay Area Bites during the year.

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust

| January 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

Gooey, cheesy, warm, and indulgent. The inspiration for this twist on the classic mac n’ cheese comes from the haunting memory of Tortelli di Zucca from Mantua (handmade ravioli stuffed with a velvety smooth puree of pumpkin, crushed almondy Amaretti cookies, and a hint of spices).

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Soup of the Evening, Beautiful Soup

Soup of the Evening, Beautiful Soup

Even when you know your idlis from your dosas, there’s something comforting about the familiarity of plain old curry powder, especially in this easy and excellent Curried Broccoli and Greens Soup.

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Nora Ephron and Mashed Potatoes

Nora Ephron and Mashed Potatoes

| November 21, 2009 | 3 Comments

So, I’m reading Nora Ephron’s 1983 novel Heartburn — I think I’m the last person in America to realize that Ephron was a foodie long before Julie & Julia, Ephron was a foodie — and the book is filled with love and longing and heartbreak and food. Lots of food.

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Yats: New Orleans Po’ Boys

Yats: New Orleans Po’ Boys

| May 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

Yats: this hidden gem tucked inside a bar pays homage to New Orleans style po’ boys and other absurdly delicious comfort food like steak fries and mac-n-cheese.

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Chicken-fried Steak: There is Comfort.

Chicken-fried Steak: There is Comfort.

| November 7, 2008 | 9 Comments

Well, now I’ve seen everything. As it was pointed out to me recently, voting Californians care more for the rights of chickens than they do for those of gay men and women. In my bio-degradable peanut-wrapped little world of well-educated, thoughtful, and admittedly left-leaning friends and co-workers, I had previously thought this was all but impossible.

I believed I didn’t know a single person– especially anyone close to me– who would, by touching a button or drawing a little black line to connect an arrow in a voting booth, actively raise a finger to institutionalize discrimination against me, or my sister, or my brother who, in a very real sense, died from internalizing all the hate and ignorance, both spoken and unspoken, that surrounds gay men and women and tells us we are not as deserving of happiness as everyone else. The electorate has demanded that a chicken be allowed the freedom to fully spread its wings and, in the same breath, has seen to it that I am not allowed to fully stretch mine.

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Green Chile Kitchen

Green Chile Kitchen

| October 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Comfort food is different for every person. It might be your mother’s meatloaf, a bowl of butter-padded mashed potatoes, or a vat of chicken soup. Personally, I never thought I’d be looking to a New Mexican restaurant as my comfort food source, but that’s exact what Green Chile Kitchen has come to mean for me. […]

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