Here are today’s five food finds about comfort food:
Comfort food is traditionally defined as a food that is sentimental to the consumer.
The term comfort food has been traced back to at least 1966, when Palm Beach Post used it in a story.
Psychological studies have turned up evidence that the comfort foods we crave are actually artifacts from our pasts.
A 2005 Cornell University survey of 277 men and women found that females tend to seek comfort in sweet and sugary foods like ice cream, while males prefer savory comfort foods like steak and soup.
A recent study published in Health Psychology suggests that comfort foods don’t actually make us feel any better.
Today’s Food History on this day in…
- 1624 Gaspard Bauhin died. A Swiss botanist, he developed a binomial (2 name) system of plant classification. He published ‘Pinax Theatri Botanici’, which was a compilation that…
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