Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

What Makes Food Comfort Food?

The Aerogram published my essay on why a bowl of rice and some pickle is my comfort food.

On any other day, late night infomercials would give me company through a bedtime snack, but that day, with the occasional swish of a car whizzing past the house for company, I stood barefoot in the kitchen and polished off the entire bowl.

Not for the first time, I wondered what it was that drove me to seek this particular combination of foods in times of distress. I didn’t bother then to press for an answer, just content in the knowledge that for the moment all was right with the world.

Read the full essay on The Aerogram: When a Bowl of Rice and Pickle is a Ticket Home

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2013 by in Food Writing, Personal Essays, Published and tagged , , .
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