Fall comfort food: It’s a feeling

Fall Comfort Food

E. Street Cafe Food Truck owner and chef Yi Lynne Weber serves a Fried Mortadella Sandwich with Bacon and Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for an ultimate comfort food meal.

JAN WADDY | PanamaCity.com
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM.

PANAMA CITY— Comfort food is about more than just taste, often evoking rich memories of childhood, family and holidays.

“If it can take me back to when I was a kid, don’t have to think like an adult, act like an adult … Comfort food is one of those things that warms you from the inside,” said Yi Lynne Weber, who specializes in global comfort food from her E. Street Café Food Truck.

On Oct. 24, Yi Lynne posted a photo of her Fried Mortadella sandwich on the E. Street Café Food Truck Facebook page. The next day, I stopped by her truck, which was parked in a lot on 15th Street across from Bay Cars, to order one.

“I just think of it like a grown-up fried bologna sandwich,” Yi Lynne said.

Panama Citynative Kim Nicolalde had pulled up to E. Street Cafe as soon as the truck arrived. I asked what comfort food was to her.

“Just anything from my grandparents’ house, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken. I just think of Thanksgiving — sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese,” said Kim, who was surprising her family with the Fried Mortadella, Fried Pork Chop Sandwich and Bacon and Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese.

I ordered the mac and cheese to go with my sandwich, an ultimate comfort food meal.

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