Famous Chefs' Favorite Summer Foods

Staff Writer
What they'll miss now that it's fall
Famous Chefs' Favorite Summer Foods
Melanie Dunea (2), Courtesy of Michael Symon Restaurant Group, <A href="http://www.justinide.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Justin Ide</strong></a>

Fried clams, tomato salad, strawberry shortcake — even celebrity chefs and professional eaters like Michael Symon and April Bloomfield love classic summer foods.

Here, the country's best chefs recall childhood obsessions and reveal warm-weather dishes they want right now. Read on to see who ate tuna-on-white at the beach (with eight siblings) and what ingredient fuels one Iron Chef's stamina. The memories lead to our favorite summer recipes. — Alex Vallis

Click here for the Famous Chefs' Favorite Summer Foods Slideshow.


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