If I were to devise a chart rating the top comfort foods… beef stroganoff would definitely be way up there! It’s everything a good comfort food should be – hearty, simply made, and delicious! I think nostalgia also plays a particularly critical role in defining a comfort food. For some, this may have been a childhood favorite. For me, it’s one of the first dinners I ever made for my husband (then boyfriend) when we first started dating.
Food is a powerful thing. It’s at the forefront of family gatherings and celebrations, a simple dish can be the pride of a nation, it can be a liaison between different cultures, a show of respect, and my personal favorite…a display of love. I am a firm believer in the old adage, ‘a way to man’s heart (or anyone for that matter) is through their stomach’. For me, and it would appear my husband as well, beef stroganoff is love on a plate.