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Famous Chefs Get Nostalgic About Summer Foods

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Ming Tsai, Blue Ginger, Wellesley

THEN: "I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and for dessert: strawberry shortcake. Full disclosure: We bought the little shortcakes—spongy rounds with indentations. But we had delicious strawberries. Halve 'em up, add a touch of sugar, put a huge pile of that on, and then out-of-the-can, but real, whipped cream. I'd eat at least two at a time."

slideshow Stellar Strawberry Desserts

NOW: "There's a place called Sesuit Café in the Cape, and they have the most delicious, huge lobster rolls and boats of fried clams. That and a Yanjing beer or a good Sauvignon Blanc."

slideshow Beach Shack Classics

Photo © Anthony Tieuli.

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