A little comfort food can go a long way. With the COVID-19 pandemic confining us to our homes and leaving many out of work, finding joy in the little things is more important than ever.
We chatted with some of Philly’s finest chefs about their favorite comfort food recipes and the stories behind them.
Chef Jezabel Careaga Jezabel’s Studio, 204-208 S. 45th St., Jezabelsstudio.com
Comfort food pick: Sopa de Mani
“We used to visit a family friend Doña Deida. She was from Bolivia and for special birthdays, she would serve this soup. My mom started making it at home regularly and it’s become a staple at my parent’s home. Nowadays, my sister makes it in London, I serve it here in Philadelphia and my dad also makes it wherever he finds himself traveling. With its creaminess and flavor of chicken and oregano flavors, it always connects me to home.”
200 grams raw peanuts
1/2 cup oil
1 stalk of celery thinly sliced
2 medium onions thinly sliced
4-6 chicken thighs
2 quarts water or stock if preferred.
salt and oregano to taste
1 cup rice
Soak peanuts for 2-3 hours. Blend peanuts until creamy with a cup
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