"Summer foods" might as well be a culinary genre in itself.
The winter has stew, spring might have chocolate bunnies, and autumn has pumpkin spice coated everything -- but summer has more food strictly associated with the summer (and summer alone) than any other. Everyone has a favorite summer food. And if you don't, you probably wouldn't be inside this article reading these words right now, would you?
The following dishes not only appeal to my own seasonal sensibilities, but represent some of the quintessential essences of the summer. Which is actually a great name for a cologne. Someone should get on that.
Anyway, put on "Summer Breeze," (the Isley Bros. version, duh), scoop a few lightning bugs from your backyard, sweat profusely, and enjoy this jaunt down the summer food nostalgia wormhole.