Be it a serving of shepherd’s pie, or a slice of blueberry cheesecake, comfort foods around the world offer some hope of dependable joy.
Especially during a health crisis, when people are bored at home, they can’t spend time meeting people or checking out new sales in stores. They must find the means to plow through this challenging time while remaining safe.
Families all across the globe are making their customary family dishes — focusing more on comfort food as time passes. While those in Tampa Bay have the luxury of ordering our unique stuffed devil crabs, others have sought comfort elsewhere.
Let’s check out how people are finding solace in their dinner plate in different countries.
Czech Republic: Smažený Sýr
Once we translate what these foreign words mean, you’ll jump up with a familiar excitement!
There’s a reason that saying ‘cheese’ in pictures brings a smile to everyone’s faces. This food has a special place in our hearts, and an even special one in the hearts of Czechs.
Their comfort food is fried cheese. This dish is popular in restaurants and homes alike. The Czechs sure know how to make a meal out of just cheese.
Coated with egg wash, flour, and bread crumbs, fried cheese is as soothing to dig into as it sounds. Crusty on the outside and soft, gooey melted cheese on the inside makes fried cheese perfect for days when you’re in the mood for nothing else.
UK: Toast With Beans
Before you start imagining a glass of sparkling white wine, let us clarify any doubts: the English like to spread beans on a toast of bread and enjoy!
It might sound plain to you, but ask any British friends what it means to them. The recipe is relatively simple, so even first-time chefs experimenting in the kitchen can fix themselves a bean sandwich. Buy a can of Heinz baked beans, warm them up, and spread them on buttered bread.
Perfect for days when they’re in the mood for something simple, this recipe is a national favorite in the UK.
Apologies if this word brought back sweet memories of beach days when you could flaunt your hottest swimsuit and cook in the sun! Blini refers to pancakes.
The staple for morning meals in most American homes, pancakes are more than just breakfast for Russians. They like to try new condiments and top them off with sour cream and savory sauces to turn them into a full meal for all times.
These are just a handful of recipes that we gleaned from thousands. There are many more that people enjoy around the world! However, there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to choosing the best comfort food for you.
You don’t acquire a taste for other comfort foods; it just happens. If seafood is your go-to option and our devil crabs have been your regular choice, we’d be happy to share the joy with you if you’re in Florida.