Comfort Food

Comfort Food

When the wind howls and the snow piles up try whipping up a new comfort food recipe. This list has everything from traditional comfort food recipes to vegan comfort food to healthy comfort food. Once your food is ready curl up under your blankets, crack open your library book, and enjoy a warm cozy dish.


Compiled by:
Elizabeth G.
Atsuko's Japanese Kitchen: Home-Cooked Comfort Food Made Simple

Atsuko Ikeda
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Japanese home-cooking is full of comfort, but a version of comfort food that is stylish, mouth-watering and less unhealthy than most. For those who aspire to recreate the Japanese dishes enjoyed in restaurants or on holiday, and to discover even more about the secrets and techniques involved in Japanese home cooking, you are invited into Atsuko’s Kitchen. Learn the subtle art of creating a balanced meal as demonstrated with an easy-to-follow infographic. Learn the basics, such as how to season food the Japanese way, how to prepare dashi stock and how to make variations on basic rice. Choose from the delicious array of main dishes you might be familiar with, such as chicken teriyaki or vegetable tempura, plus recipes from Atsuko’s own family and modern creative repertoire. Also featuring ‘izakaya’ small plates for sharing and sumptuous modern desserts, there is Japanese comfort food for every occasion.


The Best Comfort Food on the Planet

Kerry Altiero
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You haven't lived until you've added garlic French fries to your salad. Or better yet, try jalapeños stuffed with goat cheese and ricotta. Oh, add pasta with seared scallops, red pastrami and marsala cream to the list. These are just some of the insanely satisfying comfort food recipes Chef Kerry Altiero and Katherine Gaudet have up their sleeves. The Best Comfort Food on the Planet takes ordinary dishes like mac 'n cheese, salad and lasagne and turns them into Lobster Mac 'N Cheese, Hot Dressed Salad and Sorta Lasagne. Make Brussels sprouts a favorite by slow cooking them in cream, pizza more exciting with some Thai sweet chili sauce, and pot roast new again when topped with blue cheese. Each recipe has a unique approach that takes the flavor to new levels of greatness for you and your family. With one-of-a-kind recipes throughout, this book is a surefire way to have your dinner guests talking about your food and coming back for more.


The Comfort Food Mash-up Cookbook: 80 Delicious Recipes for Reimagining your Favorite Dishes

Dan Whalen
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This exciting cookbook features 80 dishes that merge two classic recipes into a unique mouthwatering taste. Kick off your day with Breakfast Ramen or a Crispy Rice Sticky Bun. Snack on Breadstick Calzones, Corn Dog Jalapeño Poppers, or Reuben Tots. Devour Buffalo Chicken Pad Thai or Chili Risotto. Then treat yourself to a Blueberry Pie Milkshake or White Russian Cheesecake. The intro reveals the surprising history of mash-ups and gives you the blueprint, which explains the deceptively simple philosophy behind the concept and provides everything you need to create your own amazing creations. Comfort food never tasted so good!


Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker + Instant Pot

Melissa Clark
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With 75 all-new recipes--50 of which can be made in under an hour start to finish--Melissa Clark brings her easy sophistication to comfort food classics for any electric pressure cooker, multicooker, or Instant Pot. The electric pressure cooker makes getting meals on the table fast, convenient, and utterly delicious--and with less mess and stress than any other kitchen appliance. In Comfort in An Instant, Melissa Clark elevates the classics with her trademark deep flavors and special spins--without ever sacrificing ease.    


Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul

John Whaite
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Comfort food is enjoying a renaissance as people start to shy away from elimination diets and clean eating and embrace the balance of nourishing homemade meals. With the concept of hygge emphasizing the importance of enjoying the sensual, warming things in life, cozy cooking has taken on a new life. John's collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen. A champion of comfort food, John Whaite celebrates the simple pleasure of cooking and eating without feeling guilty. Chapters are divided by comfort cravings and include Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast Ramen, Crab & Sriracha Mac'n'Cheese, Lemon & Pea Barley Risotto, Peanut Butter Brownies, and Cinnamon Knots. This is comfort food cranked up a notch!


Danielle Walker's Eat What You Love: Everyday Comfort Food You Crave: Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Paleo Recipes

Danielle Walker
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Beloved food blogger and New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker is back with 125 recipes for comforting weeknight meals. This is the food you want to eat every day, made healthful and delicious with Danielle's proven techniques for removing allergens without sacrificing flavor. As a mother of three, Danielle knows how to get dinner (and breakfast and lunch) on the table quickly and easily. Featuring hearty dishes to start the day, on-the-go items for lunch, satisfying salads and sides, and healthy re-creations of comfort food classics like fried chicken, sloppy Joes, shrimp and grits, chicken pot pie, and lasagna, plus family-friendly sweets and treats, this collection of essential, allergen-free recipes will become the most-used cookbook on your shelf. With meal plans and grocery lists, dozens of sheet-pan suppers and one-pot dishes, and an entire chapter devoted to make-ahead and freezer-friendly meals, following a grain-free and paleo diet just got a little easier.


Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food From 31 Celebrated Writers

Natalie Eve Garrett
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This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America’s most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times―be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache. Lev Grossman explains how he survived on “sweet, sour, spicy, salty, unabashedly gluey” General Tso’s tofu after his divorce. Carmen Maria Machado describes her growing pains as she learned to feed and care for herself during her twenties. Claire Messud tries to understand how her mother gave up dreams of being a lawyer to make “a dressed salad of tiny shrimp and avocado, followed by prune-stuffed pork tenderloin.” What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story: the taste of hope.


Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day

Hetty McKinnon
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This beautifully illustrated vegetarian cookbook by bestselling author Hetty McKinnon features modern, easy, and healthy recipes for a new generation of families. Dreaming up flavorful yet nutritious meals, night after night, is one of the greatest challenges in home cooking. The secret to success is developing a repertoire of family classics--simple, adaptable, and nourishing recipes that you will want to cook time and time again. In Family, Hetty McKinnon shares her approach to modern, hearty, and healthy comfort food that is powered by vegetables. Some of these recipes are heirlooms, passed on from her mother, others are old family favorites, and many are healthier variations on much-loved food. With everything from a deconstructed falafel salad of roasted chickpeas and fresh greens to an earthy miso brown butter pasta with sage to sticky banana golden syrup dumplings, this book provides fun, uncomplicated food for everyone. Interwoven with McKinnon's recipes are family stories from home cooks around the world. Family teaches home cooks how to build a repertoire of crowd pleasing, flavorful vegetarian meals and shows families how to successfully eat healthily together.


Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food From my Table to Yours!

Laila Ali
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Four-time undefeated boxing world champion, cooking personality, and passionate health advocate, Laila Ali’s Food For Life features over 100 sassy recipes that will help you “swap it out.” In Laila’s kitchen, nutrition is King, but flavor is Queen! In her debut cookbook, Laila shows you how to make knockout meals in ways that work with your busy and demanding life, so you can eat healthy, delicious food without feeling hungry! Food for Life shares more than 100 of Laila's favorite recipes. Whether you’re new to cooking, busy feeding a family, or ready to eat healthier, this title will be your guidebook!


Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods

Tieghan Gerard
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We all want to make and serve our loved ones beautiful food—but we shouldn’t have to work so hard to do it. With Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard has solved that problem. On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. This title takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes. Using the most important cooking basics, you’ll whip up every day dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters, Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna. Especially for home cooks who are pressed for time or just starting out, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple is your go-to for hassle-free meals that never sacrifice taste.


Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face

Lauren Toyota
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A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that's saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried, from YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of “Hot for Food.” In this bold collection of more than 100 recipes, the world of comfort food and vegan cooking collide as Toyota shares her favorite recipes and creative ways to make Philly cheesesteak, fried chicken, and mac 'n' cheese, all with simple vegan ingredients. Never one to hold back, Lauren piles plates high with cheese sauce, ranch, bacon, and barbecue sauce, all while sharing personal stories and tips in her engaging and hilarious voice. The result is indulgent, craveworthy food - like Southern Fried Cauliflower, The Best Vegan Ramen, and Raspberry Funfetti Pop Tarts - made for sharing with friends at weeknight dinners, weekend brunches, and beyond.


Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors

Ryan Angulo, Doug Crowell
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From the owners of two of Brooklyn's most beloved restaurants, Buttermilk Channel and French Louie, a home cook's handbook with all the delicious, welcoming comfort food and drink (and brunch!) you'd want from your favorite neighborhood bistro. Brooklyn restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo believe that every great meal starts with two essential elements: kindness and salt. Kindness is the spirit of warmth and hospitality that underlies every meal at their restaurants. Salt is shorthand for cooking carefully and bringing out the best in your ingredients. The combination of the two can elevate even a quick meal into a special occasion. In their first cookbook, Crowell and Angulo share more than 100 recipes for the dishes and drinks that draw passionate fans from around the corner and around the globe. Here you'll find the Pecan Pie French Toast and Bloody Marys that Brooklyn lines up for, the perfect Steak Frites, and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffles that the New York Times pronounced "the best in NYC." Plus, they've included a guide to putting together a home bar and inventing your own signature cocktails, and tips for choosing, serving, and pairing cheese, wines, beers, and ciders.