When the temperature drops, our desire for warm, hearty comfort food increases—and here in Boston, the falling temps practically demand the never-ending use of our crockpots. To keep us cozy (and well-fed) throughout the brisk fall and chilly winter, we’re turning to some of our favorite international comfort food meals.
Matzo ball soup
Especially popular during Passover celebrations, matzo ball soup is one of our favorite spins on chicken noodle. You can find it ready-made in a traditional Jewish deli, or easily create it at home with matzo meal from your local grocery store.
A national dish in Hungary, goulash is set apart from other beef stews by its use of paprika. The name comes from the Hungarian word for “herdsman,” as the thick and hearty soup was so popular among these tenders of livestock.
Could there be anything more comforting than a plate of fries covered in thick gravy and cheese curds? A fast-food staple in Canada, poutine is getting revamped in U.S. restaurants with unusual toppings and combinations—and often becoming a satisfying meal rather than a quick bite.
This Spanish omelette is quick and easy to prepare, making it the perfect meal for a busy weeknight dinner. Traditionally made with egg, potatoes and onions, you can serve it hot or cold and with a variety of additions, like chorizo or peppers.
Pronounced like “fah,” this Vietnamese noodle soup originated in Hanoi under French and Chinese influences. Full of rice noodles, fresh vegetables and served in a flavorful broth, the popular street food is steadily gaining ground on menus throughout the U.S.
In South India, “khichdi” is practically synonymous with “comfort food.” Made with rice, lentils and vegetables, the entire dish can be cooked up in one pot and customized to suit your taste based on the spices you add.
What’s your favorite comfort food dish? Tell us in the comments below!