Everyone has their comfort foods, and most of mine I've realized quite recently are made from corn. It's the unique combination of being both from the South, and growing up as an Italian-American that really cements it. From the italian side you've got 1000's way to make polenta and delicious summery grilled corn. The southern side gives you grits, boiled corn, hush puppies, spoon bread, and best of all corn bread. Not just any corn bread, I grew up on a thick, sweet, cake cornbread. There are few things that taste better straight from the oven than that.