Looking for cosy winter comfort food ideas? This collection features our BEST family favourite recipes from across Europe and Asia. From stews and bakes to curries and hot pots, these recipes are guaranteed to warm you up from the inside out!
What are Comfort Foods?
Comfort foods are those rich and nourishing recipes that make us feel warm, safe and nourished with every bite. As the weather becomes colder and the days become darker, we literally start to crave comfort food to make us feel better.
Whether it’s a cheesy pasta bake, a spicy curry, a filling soup or a hearty stew, these cosy winter recipes really warm you up from the inside out! Perfect to enjoy after being out and about in cold weather.
Food and cooking really does bring people together, but nothing quite like the way comfort foods do. This collection includes our family-favourites and sentimental recipes we grew up with, as well as those from cuisines we’ve discovered along the way.
Comfort foods are often associated with celebrations and holidays. They’re full of nostalgia (not to mention flavour), which makes them even more comforting!
Whether you’ve tried them before or they’re a totally new experience, we hope they bring you as much warm and comfort as they do for us!
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Why We Love Comfort Foods
These amazing comfort food recipes usually make a huge amount or can be doubled or tripled to feed the whole family. They’re perfect for batch cooking on the weekend to make dinners easier throughout the week, and leftovers freeze well for quick re-heatable lunches another time.
Comfort foods also tend to richer and higher in calories, helping you feel full, nourished and contented in body and soul. It’s said they can even help to reduce stress and feel calmer and happier – like edible magic!
Each of these winter comfort food recipes are perfect to make ahead for cosy winter gatherings, or a lovely way to cheer up a sick family member or friend.