Recipe Inspiration: 20 Comfort Foods to Combat the Winter Doldrums (Slideshow)

From red-wine-braised beef to buttermilk pie, cook your way through the cold months with these homey local dishes.

By: Jessica Voelker

It’s been a particularly eventful January¬≠—what with the inauguration and everything—but with winter weather settling in and February on the horizon, it’s the time of year that most of us have to get creative in order to keep our energy up. One of our favorite ways to ward off the SAD: cooking great comfort food. Here are 20 homestyle dishes devised by local restuarants like Founding Farmers, Vidalia, and Lyon Hall.