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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Comfort Food Issue Hit Newsstands Today

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

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Today saw the release of this year's Food Issue, in which nine local writers explore their ideas of  comfort food. John Birdsall tells the story of replenishment through Zuni chicken during the Winter of Love. Andrew Dalton spends hours in the Popeyes on Divisadero. Leah Reich reminisces about hopeless crushes during her college days in Berkeley, while Pete Kane remembers his lone indulgence during a poor spell.

Molly Gore shares the tale of the time her apartment burned down with all of her possessions inside, and Lou Bustamante recalls the lunchbox burritos that eased his transition into second grade. Lauren Sloss examines the reasoning behind her favorite hangover cure. Finally, news editor Erin Sherbert describes the tribulations of her elimination diet, while editor in chief Brandon Reynolds delves into his corn dog obsession.

All of these tales share a common thread: They all explore the ways in which we use food to soothe our spirits. Whether it's a bad day or the worst day of our lives, our favorite comfort foods, intimate and familiar, can temporarily fill the emptiness in our soul. Pull up a chair and join us for a while.

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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