Are you hungry?
I’ll cook you something tasty.
Many have heard this phrase, most often from their mother. My mother wasn´t good at comforting with words at all, but “comfort food” was absolutely her thing. The exotic scent of chicken curry with yellow rice, or a slice of tea cake with lots of dried fruit and nuts in it, or sometimes just a cup of black tea with sugar, does it for me. I live in Germany, where they generally don´t put milk in tea.
Dishes that bounce you back to your childhood or simply say, “Calm down, it’s not that bad,” or “Well done!” Our grandmothers learned first and foremost how to feed their families. But when our mothers, thanks to various kitchen helpers, had a little more time, they began to refine their grandmother’s and mother´s recipes a little bit.
Food was not just a necessity like washing clothes but could be a pleasure. Today, it’s often about creating a meal in fifteen or thirty minutes at the most, using some “convenience” products. At the same time, we remain in the ubiquitous rush mode. Cook quickly, eat fast, and carry on.