The Country’s Ultimate Comfort Foods

It’s an incontrovertible fact that fried foods pair fantastically with other fried foods.
Comfort food. Utterly lacking in rules and regulations or even regionalisms, its a culinary genre that’s near and dear to most of our hearts. Despite its vast and unwieldy plethora of options, nobody has to ask what constitutes as comfort food. You know it when you see it (because it always looks preposterously amazing). Comfort food pushes us beyond the physical realm of taste into the emotional realm of feeling, as in “This burger makes me feel like all is right with the world,” or “I’m divorcing my husband to marry this donut.”*  It’s pizza and burgers and mac ‘n’ cheese and pie and donuts and pretty much anything deep-fried. Sure there’s a 99.5% chance that it’s terrible for you, but it feels so good going down and don’t you deserve to feel good now and then? We think so, and that’s why we’re presenting you with Unique Eats Comfort Foods tonight at 8pm ET.

The line up includes the most delicious and uniquely-battered fish and chips you’ve ever seen from Brit and Chips in Montreal (pictured above) and Polenta Corn Dogs with spicy Andouille sausages in the center. More of the burger type? We’ve got you covered.  We’ll show you where to go for the best, most juicy and buttery burgers — burgers that are so good, one Cooking Channel chef says, and I quote, “it tastes like sex.”  Curious? For that one,  you’ll have to tune in.

Unlike my jokes, this dog is has just the right amount of corn.
For dessert there’s sweet-and-salty and marvelously flaky Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Four and Twenty Blackbirds bakery in Brooklyn.  They liked us so much they gave us their secret recipe, and turns out a touch of Angostura bitters helps give the apples an extra comforting spice.

The secret to this Brooklyn-made salted caramel apple pie couldn’t be more Brooklyn.
We’ve got the best of the best fried and fabulous comfort foods on Unique Eats tonight at 8pm ET. Tune in and prepare to salivate.

*And yes, someone actually says that on the show.

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