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When the weather gets cold, folks tend toward standby comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, chili and pot pies. Rather than go with a trendy riff on an original, this weekend we’re bringing you recipes from around the world. That’s right, America did not invent comfort food. From Mexico to Greece and beyond, this is the food that fuels recovery from hangovers, breakups (damn you, Valentine’s Day) and whatever else ails you. Remember: we all pile up our plates in the same language.