We are living through uncertain and unprecedented times. What better way to find a bit of escape and solace than through food? Comfort food is a broad concept that means different things to different people around the world. This week’s episode starts with a look at the history and meaning of comfort food. We learn about a Danish concept revolving around sharing quality time with loved ones over a meal. We take a look at how the world does chicken soup from Turkey to Scandinavia. Finally, we discover the many forms that Japanese donburi can take, and why it's sure to hit the spot every time. There’s no need for an excuse - take a load off and enjoy your favorite meal, whatever it may be!

Further Reading:

A Taste of the Past: This episode featured “Episode 350: Comfort Food.” Subscribe to A Taste of the Past wherever you get your podcasts (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). 

Eat Your Words: This episode featured “Episode 294: Scaandinavian Comfort Food.” Subscribe to Eat Your Words wherever you get your podcasts (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). 

Feast Yr Ears: This episode featured “Episode 189: Chicken Soup Now and Forever.” Subscribe to Feast Yr Ears wherever you get your podcasts (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). 

You can purchase a copy of “The Chicken Soup Manifesto” here.

Japan Eats!: This episode featured “Episode 200: Donburi: A Japanese Food as Comforting as Ramen.” Subscribe to Japan Eats! wherever you get your podcasts (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). 

You can check out Elizabeth Andoh’s Japanese culinary arts program, “A Taste of Culture”, here. Also, Elizabeth hosts a Facebook group called TSUDOI Project where members from around the world can share ideas and kitchen projects, which you can find here

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