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explore Wine & Dine Taste, Savor, Enjoy SlimmedDown Comfort Comfort food usually gets a bad rap for being less than healthful. But it doesn’t have to be. by Scott Jones author. “It’s the kind of food that evokes memories of the past and often those sweet moments from your childhood. It’s very personal stuff.” No doubt its manifestation and definition vary from person to person, but one thing’s for sure: You know comfort food when you taste it. Despite being universally loved, comfort food does have its drawbacks. Recipes tend to be heavy on carbs, calories, and saturated fat — which is probably why on some level it feels so good to indulge. So the question is, can you have your comfort ★ illustration by ed fotheringham, photo by jonathan pushnik In our ever-evolving world of fashionable food, fickle consumers run from one trend to the next with heartburn-inducing speed. Whether chef, ingredient, cuisine, cooking method, or restaurant, what’s hot today can be ice-cold tomorrow. Not so for comfort food. This category of edibles has long remained impervious to shifting trends. It never goes out of style. In fact, in the last decade, comfort food has gained attention. The simple two words comfort food possess an almost magical power to unlock deep emotions and memories connecting us to family, friends, and special moments in time. For some of us it’s a plate of grandma’s spicy green-chili enchiladas. For others it’s a warm bowl of mom’s chicken and dumplings on a cold, rainy afternoon. Or a steaming plate of meat loaf and mashed potatoes. “Comfort food is the ultimate luxury,” says Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef and cookbook Comfort food is the ultimate luxury. —rocco dispirito, chef and cookbook author fEbruary 2013 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2013

US Airways - February 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Literary Pilgrimages
Wine & Dine: Top Chefs on This Year's Trends
Wine & Dine: Comfort Food
Great Escapes: Secret Mexican Hideaways
Adventure: Best Hikes in the Valley of the Sun
Gear Up: Romantic Gestures
Destination 48: Phoenix
Travel Feature: La Magnifica Costa del Pacifico
US Airways Feature: Sky-High Sips
Best of Living: Scottsdale Saddles Up
Special Section: Chateau on Central
Best of Living: The Reef Residences at Atlantis
Williamsburg: Rediscovering the Revolutionary City
Arts Spotlight: Ovation
Special Section: Kentucky
Riding Lessons: Miller School of Albemarle
The Arts of Orange County
Must Read: Pandora's Lunchbox by Melanie Warner
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: US Airways' Do Crew
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - February 2013