A book of comfort food recipes is used to organize childhood memories. Sure, each recipe can easily be found through other sources but the memories associated with each by the author from about 1957 to 1967 are personal and unique. Key messages are that: (1) no other food in our lives compares to the joy of childhood comfort food; and (2) preparation and sharing are critical to fully experience food; and (3) natural local foods are better for you and the environment. The book may be too personal for some, and the photos are old and faded, but the messages are timely. Good health requires more nourishment than food alone can provide.