One of the things the Cornell Uni study found that was there was in general a gender bias.
Men prefer meal type comforts like pasta or casseroles and women snacky items like cookies and ice cream. The researchers speculate that the difference is "culture" related. Men were more likely to associate meals lovingly prepared by a doting mother as "comfort" and women to prefer things that meant no slaving in the kitchen!!
Interesting but I'm not sure I agree. In fact, I am wondering whether it's more deep-seated than that. In many of the families I work with the girls tend to be bigger "snackers" than the boys. Hmmm, is this following the mother's preferences or is it something more genetic?!?!
Whatever the reason anyone who knows me will hear one of my favourite mantra's which is "snacking is not your friend".
What is your comfort food and do you conform to the "gender" bias?