Pasta dishes like this a real comfort food for me, as is a big plate of burger and chips. These are the types of food that you need on such a winters day or after a busy day where your energy levels are starting to fall. These foods help to make you feel better and then recharge your batteries for the next challenge.
Obviously after a main course such as this a proper dessert is required...none of that Creme brûlée rubbish. My comfort food dessert would definately be an apple and blackberry crumble with custard. Delicious.