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“When you sit down and savour the moment, food becomes naturally comforting because it’s the moment that matters” Alison
What comes to mind when you think about comfort food? Where’s the line between enjoying a food for the pleasure it brings and turning to it to keep going? What state do we need to be in ourselves to really enjoy our food? Who’s shaping the foods we relax with?
These are all questions that Alison and Andrea dive into in this episode, exploring their very different histories with comfort food. Whether you’re a warm, creamy and luxurious or a simple, rustic and bready kinda-eater, there’s something that’ll get you thinking in here!
The run down:
2:50 Patreon news and the injeera video
4:10 Breakfast/lunch chit-chat including pancakes, polenta bread and lardo
12:25 Comfort foods intro
13:12 Defining comfort foods
15:56 Alison & Andrea discuss addiction
20:30 Andrea’s definition of comfort foods
25:50 Is it the food or the process?
“When we bake bread, we fall into an older part of our nature” Alison
28:52 Peasant food
“It’s OK to be hungry!” – Andrea
46:30 Alison talking about not eating sugar
51:00 Snacks v family meals
54:15 Observing cravings & trusting oneself
1:00:28 Andrea’s cookie trick & shaping our children’s comfort foods
1:04:35 The importance of making food
1:12:00 A new definition of comfort foods
“The deepest pleasure in food is to be hungry and to eat and drink simply” Alison (paraphrasing Epicurus!)
*Sorry for the sometimes variable audio quality on this episode – we are doing our best!*
“Since incorporating fats back into my diet all that stuff with the foods I couldn’t stop eating has just disappeared” Alison
Thank you for listening – we’d love to continue the conversation.
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Andrea is at Farm and Hearth
Alison is at Ancestral Kitchen
The podcast is at Ancestral Kitchen Podcast
Original Music, Episode Mixing and Post-Production by Robert Michael Kay
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