Why is comfort food so … well … comforting?
“Carbohydrates,” said KCUR Food Critic Charles Ferruzza.
“I think comfort food is heavy, filling, fattening food that you know you probably shouldn’t be eating,” he told host Gina Kaufmann on Central Standard. “But if you’re sick or depressed or cold, it really hits the spot.”
For Food Critic Carmen Gramajo, though, it’s also the memories associated with those dishes.