Summer

26 Childhood Summer Food Favorites to Make at Home

July 20, 2016

I've been conditioned, since starting at Food52, to see visions of tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and corn when I hear (or read, or think, or Scrabble) the word summer.

But there's still a part of me, deep down inside (actually, who am I kidding: That part of me is right on the surface: Hello! Hi there!), that immediately goes to snacks! and treats!: the bags of chocolate chips I accessed freely while my parents were at work, the jugs of "lemonade" I slurped at the day-camp bus stop.

There's time aplenty for fresh salads and grilled fish; let's take a minute to appreciate the nostalgic foods of summer—hot dogs, hamburgers, orange soda, the like—that taste best this time of year. Now, you can make them without a trip to the convenience store (and any time you'd like):

Growing up, what was your favorite summer food? Tell us in the comments below (and share a DIY recipe, if you've got one!).

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Sarah Jampel

Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.

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Cloe July 21, 2016
I'm supposed to be on a diet, but this post is making me soooo hungry for every single thing!
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