We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s written in the stars’. And as most of us know, when we’ve hit that wall or are having an existential crisis, we tend to consult our horoscopes for just a little bit of guidance. But, do our star signs also hold sway over our food preferences? When we’re in the mood for comfort, we think they might. Here are our go-to comfort foods as deemed by the stars…
Aries (March 20th - April 20th)If there’s one thing that’s certain about this sign, it’s that they’re impatient. Which means, when they want food, they want it pronto. Let’s not forgot the heat, though. Since their preferences are mostly measured on the Scoville scale, comfort food for them would need to pack a punch, and a whole lot of heat. We’d recommend Paneer Kholapuri. But be warned, this is not for the faint of heart.
Taurus (April 20th - May 21st)When it comes to food, this sign likes to savour the delights at their own pace. But the best thing about a Taurus is that they’re undeniable foodies. It doesn’t matter what the dish, so long as there’s plenty to go around. And speaking of a big serving, the ideal comfort food recommendation would be a hearty and aromatic biryani that’s packed with flavour, and an assortment of ingredients.
Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)If you know any Geminis, you know that they’re social and love to indulge in conversation and great food. In fact, what works for them the best are bite-sized morsels that are as delicious as they’re easy to eat. Comfort food for them means something that will grab their attention. Our recommendation? Jalapeno Poppers. They’re fun, bite-sized, and pack a great deal of punch!
Cancer (June 21st - July 23rd)Considering that emotions run deep with this water sign, food is life for Cancer. What makes for a perfect evening is a quiet night with good food and great company. Comfort food for them means enjoying great flavours without having to think twice. And what’s better than a dessert for this water sign? Our recommendation is a gooey chocolate cake that’s sure to hit the spot.
Leo (July 23rd - August 23rd)Ah Leos, they’re kings in their own right, aren’t they? So, is it a surprise that all things indulgent make for comfort food when it comes to their ever-discerning palates? Besides, when it’s indulgent and extravagant, you can trust a Leo to be the first in line. Our recommendation for the perfect comfort food for this sign? Mushroom ravioli with truffle oil. Ooh la la!
Virgo (August 23rd - September 23rd)If you’re a Virgo, you’re probably a little more health conscious, even when it comes to comfort food. After all, when you choose wisely, there’s a good change you’re going to live a well-balanced life. That said, comfort food is all about home, and nothing says home quite like a soothing serving of mom’s cooking. We’d recommend some heart-warming Dal Khichdi.
Libra (September 23rd - October 23rd)When it comes to food, Librans tend to be indecisive so the people they’re with tend to get first choice. But remember, with this sign, it’s all about the balance—a good mix of sweet, salty, spicy, and tangy. Think Kimchi. Which is why, the perfect comfort food for a Libran would be a hearty serving of some Crispy Korean Barbecue Paneer. You can never go wrong if you pick that.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 22nd)Think a culinary combination of indulgence and sensuality—that’s the perfect definition for the Scorpion palate. They definitely do enjoy the finer things in life, but when it comes to comfort food, it need to be simple, bordering on indulgent. Which is why, the perfect comfort food is fries. But of course, you need to take things up a notch so think Poutine—crispy fries topped up with cheese curds and a whole lot of gravy. Delish!
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 22nd)Sagittarius has a flare for all things exotic and ethnic. They’re probably the first to try out any speciality restaurant, and you can trust their verdict when it comes to food. Which is why, comfort food for them generally means going out of their comfort zones for many. But, if you have to keep things simple, but comforting, we’d recommend some Ramen. It’s exotic, but comforting all at once.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 20th)Level headed and practical, Capricorns prefer their usual tried and tested approach when it comes to dining. While they will definitely try new things, they tend to stick to what they know, and order enough so there’s plenty of leftovers. And what can be more comforting than a slice of Margherita Pizza from their favourite pizza joint? Besides, cold pizza makes for great breakfast. True story.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)A huge connoisseur of all the latest health trends, you’ll find this sign rarely indulging in things that are otherwise considered regular food—no burgers, fries, or pizzas unless they’re vegan and gluten free. So what does make for a great comfort food item for these picky eaters? Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies. Sounds… appealing? Guess we’ll just have to dig in.
Pisces (February 18th - March 20th)You can consider this water sign a hardcore romantic, with a refined palate. That said, they tend to have a rather meaningful relationship with food. After all, it’s all about a wholesome experience. So what better that something that’s warm, soothing, and tastes great even when it’s cold? Mac and Cheese. But of course, to cater to their refined palates, we’d recommend some truffle mac and cheese with a parmesan breadcrumb crust.