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07/11/2011 04:23 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2011

Famous Chefs Get Nostalgic About Summer Foods

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 Food & Wine's favorite summer recipes.—Alex Vallis

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