I wouldn't consider myself a big fan of summer. Fall is my season. From an early age, my mother inculcated in me an obsession with pumpkins and changing leaves and Halloween, for candy corns and cinnamon scents and cool crisp evenings in turtlenecks. When September rolls around, you will likely need to remind me to contain my autumnal exuberance.
But, aside from time at the beach and the smell of Hawaiian Tropic, there is one thing that LOVE about this time of year and that is the taste of summer.
Summer tastes of strawberries fresh from the field or gooey cheeseburgers charring on the grill. Summer reminds our palate of the creaminess of homemade ice cream and the sweetness of apple pie. Summer is the season of picnics and barbecues and pool-side fiestas.
For me, the ultimate summer dinner is a classic burger, topped with sharp cheddar and a nice ear of grilled corn on the cob.
What is your favorite summer meal? What meal do you crave each year when spring gives way to long, hot nights?