NRN 50: Selling comfort

NRN 50: Selling comfort

Serving familiar, satisfying food lures diners during good and bad economic times

It’s not for nothing that some of the most beloved images ever painted or drawn by Norman Rockwell focus on food. Of all his many subjects — work, gossip, the rain — none attaches quite so readily to sentimentality, and none can trigger as big a rush of precedents and memories.

Comfort food has long held special status, casting a warm glow associated with simpler days that can be especially soothing in times of duress, like those of the past few years.


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