Indulge in the Best Comfort Food at JB Hook's!

Comfort foods are delicious dishes that somehow make us feel warm and happy like no other food can. JB Hook's has not only the best fine dining at the Lake of the Ozarks but also some of the best comfort food dishes. One of the most popular comfort foods seems to be pasta. Whether its the nostalgic spaghetti and meatballs or a fancy dish of carbonara, pasta is a filling, comforting favorite time and time again. Read on to learn more about the science of comfort foods and why JB Hook's is the best choice when you're looking for that comforting pick-me-up.


Comfort Food Science


There is actually some science behind why we crave "comfort foods" so much. Typically comfort foods are identified as items like baked goods, bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. These foods are higher in carbohydrates and fats, which are ingredients that can activate the reward system in our brains. In fact, the pleasing flavor of these foods can activate the portion of our brain that is associated with addiction according to Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201609/5-reasons-why-we-crave-comfort-foods).

The History of Pasta 


Did you know that pasta was actually first enjoyed in China, and not Italy? Here are a few fun facts about pasta that you may not know!

  • Tomato sauce was not always used with pasta like is commonly thought because tomatoes were not native to Europe.
  • The International Pasta Organization reports that there are over 600 different kinds of pasta. 
  • The most popular kinds of pasta in the United States are spaghetti, penne, and rigatoni.

JB Hook's Pasta Dishes


Lobster Pasta
Slipper lobster tails sauteed with crimini mushrooms, asparagus, and fresh basil tossed with penne pasta in a garlic cream marinara.


Pasta Primavera
Sauteed onion, pepper, mushroom, and asparagus tossed over penne pasta in a rose sauce.


Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine pasta tossed in a classic cream, butter, garlic, and Parmesan cheese sauce.


Black 'n' Bleu
Beef tenderloin tips blackened, served over fettuccine, and topped with bleu cheese crumbles.


Capellini Tutto Mare
Shrimp, clams, crab, scallops, mussels, and mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce.


Come enjoy your favorite pasta dish with JB Hook's! The holidays can be stressful, so we think it's okay to enjoy a few carbs this season and indulge in those good-feeling comfort foods every now and then. Make a reservation for you and your family by calling 573-365-3255 today!


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