Apex Comfort Foods

It’s been one of those days. You can’t wait to get home to your fleece-lined sleepers, your favourite chair, the latest episode of whatever you’re streaming, and… what food? What comfort meal is going to help you relax and reset?



Does soup burble near the top of your list? A November 2020 survey of 1500 Canadians – launched by Italy’s Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium – found …

Top Canadian Comfort Foods
i. Soups
ii. Spaghetti and Meatballs
iii. Casseroles, tied with …
iii. Chili
iv. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup
v. Other Melted Cheese dishes



Meanwhile, a 2020 One Poll of 2000 Americans found …

Top American Comfort Foods
i. Pizza
ii. Hamburgers
iii. Ice cream
iv. French fries
v. Mac & cheese
v. Potato Chips
vi. Cookies
vii. Chocolate
viii. Cereal
viii. Fried Chicken
ix. Spaghetti & Meatballs
ix. Mashed Potatoes
x. Bread
x. Hotdogs
xi. Pancakes


Header Photo: Ella Ollsson

Photo #2: Micheile Henderson



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