Origins of Comfort Food

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

Oden, The Unassuming Soul Food of Japan

If you recall from my last piece about surviving in Tokyo, I gravitate towards foods and experiences rather unusual for a young woman. Rather than bottomless mimosas and puffy pancakes at a brunch spot exploding with lace doilies, I prefer a late night, ice cold […]

French Comfort Food Steeped in Tradition (and Wine)

French Comfort Food Steeped in Tradition (and Wine)

Before departing for Paris I knew little to nothing about France or French culture other than my only totally one hundred percent accurate and reliable reference called Hollywood…But I was lucky enough to have a chat with a few local Parisians, old friends and new, […]

In the Spirit of Keeping Things British: A Closer Look at British Tea Times

In the Spirit of Keeping Things British: A Closer Look at British Tea Times

High tea, low tea, afternoon tea, elevenses (bet you didn’t know about this one) – I guess it’s safe to say the British do love their tea. If you ever find yourself hungry and in the U.K., your stomach will easily be rescued by at […]

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Amble England’s cobblestoned streets, cross centuries-old bridges, and wander through celebrated covered markets. Before you realize it, the morning drizzle has made room for the afternoon sun and history has unravelled before you. More than a postcard photo scene, ancient castles, royal palaces, and red […]

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

There’s something magical about the power of a meal to gather people, and there’s something sacred about the dinner table where some of life’s simplest yet stirring memories are made. In modern times, this regard for the family dinner seems to have gotten lost, first amongst […]

It’s Not Gibberish, It’s Scottish Comfort Food

It’s Not Gibberish, It’s Scottish Comfort Food

There is a famous Scottish saying in Gaelic, “S mairg a ni tarcuis air biadh.” In English it translates to, “He who has contempt for food is a fool.” I couldn’t have put it any better when it comes to the Scots and their sentiment […]

Daydreaming of Scotland’s Five Whisky Regions

Daydreaming of Scotland’s Five Whisky Regions

Here we are again, finding ourselves exploring the world of whisky. Apologies to you non-whisky drinkers, but this drink is too crucial to Scottish heritage to pass up. So if you haven’t already, I’d say check out Your Guide to Whiskey: The Cozy Part to […]

Your Guide to Irish Whiskey: The Water of Life

Your Guide to Irish Whiskey: The Water of Life

Inspired by my trip to Dublin, I think it’d be a good idea to properly educate myself on Irish whiskey. Because what else makes you feel more warm and fuzzy inside than whiskey? First a little history to get us started. The word whiskey comes […]

Irish Comfort Food And It’s Not So Cozy Origins

Irish Comfort Food And It’s Not So Cozy Origins

While preparing for my summer trip, I came across a rather uncommon thought so simple and straight forward, I felt a little silly for not thinking of it in the first place. It’s possible that traditional comfort foods solely exist because they provided a feeling […]

Onolicious Comfort Food From Hawaii

Onolicious Comfort Food From Hawaii

There are those who eat to live, and those who live to eat; in Hawaii we are mostly the latter. Some call it passion others call it a religion, either way, in Hawaii we take food very seriously. Who knew a few tiny islands in […]