We derive comfort from many different aspects of life: a gentle touch on the shoulder from a friend; a soft kiss on the cheek from a loved one; a warm blanket over our knees as we sink into a comfortable chair with a book. What is it about a warm, familiar meal that brings peace to our lives? The comfort furnished by a savory meal in our stomachs is unifying.  A sense of community emerges when a group of people gather to enjoy food handcrafted from the heart. A ritual develops when we gather to honor the year's various seasons. As we fill our bellies with special, shared meals, we smile to communicate our satisfaction, and humanity and fulfillment become tangible.  Through our artful melding of spice, texture, and warmth, we at BK + C speak to both the palate and the soul.