Favorite Comfort Foods to Soothe Your Soul

Craving something salty or sweet? Check out these comfort foods to soothe your soul.

Winner of the third season of The Great British Bake Off and beloved cookbook author, John Whaite has a new book that your kitchen is calling for. Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul is jam packed with foods we long for, crave and which bring us such warmth and comfort, in a variety of ways.

These nourishing homemade meals are cozy and perfect for the cold weather ahead. Rather than by meal, the book is broken up by sections of what you might be hankering for. Chapters are titled “something cheesy” or “something crunchy” or “something sweet”, for example. Here are a few items from a book that bring us such immense comfort. Be sure to grab a copy or give it as a housewarming or wedding gift. It’s sure to become a favorite! All of these recipes can be found in the book.

Something cheesy: Pea Soup with Parmesan Pretzel Crust
This soup is a classic. It’s not overly complicated and it’s so satisfying.

Something spicy: Breakfast Ramen
This bowl is a perfect marriage of Japanese ramen and an English breakfast.

Something crunchy: Chorizo, Jalapeño and Black Bean Croquettes
A tried and true favorite made with Manchego cheese, chorizo and more.

Something sticky: Balsamic Short Ribs with Cornbread
Tender, sticky with a balsamic reduction and totally messy, this recipe requires a napkin to eat it and it is so worth the mess.

Something pillowy: Spelt Dough Balls with Beef Tallow Garlic Butter
Pillowy carbs slathered with beef tallow and butter. Is there anything better?!

Something tender: Real Ragu with Tagliatelle
This is stick-to-the-ribs food.

Something sweet: Hard Apple Cider Crullers
They’re sort of like churros in texture, but they are so easy to make and have a beautiful cider flavor.

“Comfort” by John Whaite © 2018 Kyle Books and photographs © Helen Cathcart.

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