BEST BITES: The simple, warm embrace of comfort food

Naruemon Verspagen of Na Ha Thai’s Kitchen goes back to her childhood with sticky rice and mango.

“In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions much of one’s life history is etched in the senses.”

― Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

I’ve been reflecting on the comforting nature of food during these curious COVID months that we’re living through; how the act of making food and eating can be deeply embedded in our memories of childhood and our connections with the past.

This is particularly evident during troubled times — moments of fear and loneliness, even periods of grief.  Certain flavours are intrinsically tied to nostalgia for many and can serve as a catalyst to relieve distress by offering solace. 

Read on in Guelph Today: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/best-bites-the-simple-warm-embrace-of-comfort-food-2883715https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/best-bites-the-simple-warm-embrace-of-comfort-food-2883715

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