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Talking about Comfort Food

Sally is having an interview with the famous cook, Nigella Lawson, who is talking about her

favourite foods…

Sally: I’m going to ask you the question that you’ve probably been asked a thousand times. If

you had to choose, what would you say your favourite food is?

Nigella: You’re right, lots of people do ask me that and they’re usually surprised at the


Sally: Well, what is it?

Nigella: Well, it might sound silly, with all the fantastic dishes around nowadays, but I really

love a good old-fashioned English breakfast!

Sally: Really? You mean with fried eggs, bacon, tomatoes, and mushrooms?

Nigella: That’s right - I told you that you’d be surprised! I don’t know what it is, but as soon

as I smell the bacon cooking and hear the fat sizzling in the pan, it makes me feel warm


Sally: I suppose it’s the comfort food thing, isn’t it?

Nigella: Oh, absolutely! When we were little, my mum used to make it for us as a special

treat. I remember cold and rainy Sunday mornings when I used to stay in bed later than usual

savouring that lovely smell…

Sally: Wonderful memories I suppose…

Nigella: Yes, of course, and we’d all sit round the table together eating our breakfast

together… It was lovely!

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Talking about Comfort Food


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

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To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

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To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


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To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

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To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


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