Delicious Diversity

Finding Comfort in Food Around the Globe

Living in a stressful world drives people to find ways to feel a sense of well-being. Consuming comfort food is one of the ways, and in each country the favorite comfort food is bound in history and culture.
— By John Jacobs

Feeling sad? Eat a bowl of ice cream, and think happy thoughts. Feeling lonely? Dish up a bowl of Korean kim chi. Feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with life in general? Some pasta might cheer you up.

People around the world regularly consume comfort food because they believe it makes them feel less sad, lonely or unhappy. The food is usually associated with a particular culture and memories of people or experiences that gave t....