home comforts

Home Comforts: Flavours of Greece

14th February 2021

Callum explores his personal connection to Greek food in the next instalment of our longest-running series. At this time of year when meeting new people, whether it be in seminars, sports teams or societies, we are often faced with those awkward ice breakers. The dreaded “tell us something interesting about you”, which seems to have ...

Home Comforts: The 1970s origins of chicken dish

16th December 2020

Mayonnaise is an instrument. When I asked my friends if they’d heard of a main course that consisted of chicken in a chicken soup-and-mayonnaise sauce with a topping of crisps and cheese, the reaction was broadly of horror. There is disagreement among my relatives over the origin of this family favourite, known only as “Chicken ...

Home Comforts: Creme fraiche on the brain

2nd November 2020

Janika Popova discusses how comfort food and self-love coincide. Trigger warning: eating disorders  In the morning, it was sirniki: quark sizzling in the frying pan and served glistening with drops of jam and creme fraiche. The type of breakfast that makes you feel sluggish yet happy in the morning. I remember the first time I ...