The Chew Dishes About Childhood Food Memories

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Today on ABC's The Chew the crew discusses their favorite childhood food memories and offers some tantalizing recipes.

On ABC's “The Chew” the crew is taking a trip down memory lane. They are sharing their favorite childhood food memories with viewers. The crew is also serving up some tasty recipes for fans to try at home including something special from Mama T.

Childhood Food Memories On “The Chew”

Childhood is a carefree time of fun, family and foods. All these joyful parts of growing up are celebrated today on “The Chew.” People often associate some of their happiest memories with foods that were served. Holidays, gatherings and special occasions are all represented by certain cuisine. Sometimes it is based on the season, ethnicity or simply what everyone likes to eat most. Many people spend weekend with their family and Friday is the perfect time to talk about comfort foods.

The crew will share their favorite childhood food memories. Mario Batali is sure to discuss some of the Italian specialties that influence his cooking today. Daphne Oz, the daughter of Dr. Oz, always offers an array of healthy suggestions to viewers that were surely influenced by her dad. It will be interesting to hear the rest of the crew share their fantastic food memories along with some mouthwatering recipes. Daphne recalled her grandfather simmering tomato sauce for three hours and the irresistible aroma. Clinton liked lima beans as a child, a rather surprising memory. On the side they are serving up a yummy green bean and potato salad.

Mario shared his recipe for a blackberry peach crostada. He remembers going blackberry picking as a child in Washington with his family. They would come home and make blackberry pies and jam. He is also cooking up some crispy un-fried chicken with Mama T of Staten Island. Simply dip the chicken in eggs, roll in flavored bread crumbs with spices and Parmesan, drizzle with olive oil and bake.

Daphne discussed the memories of her unplanned long weekend in Paris. It was her honeymoon and they had no actual plans during the trips. They bought macaroons and had romantic picnics in Paris. When Daphne has a macaroon, it takes her right back to her Paris honeymoon. Today she cooks up delicious caramel macaroons with a pro.

Celebrity Food Memories On “The Chew”

During the summer, several celebrities shared their memories about childhood and food. Dr. Oz came to visit Daphne and the crew to discuss a few sexy summer foods. During the show, he took a quiz to find out how much he knew about his daughter. Clearly, this family shares a lot of memories based on food and healthy activities together. Once Michael compared "The Chew" crew to a dysfunctional family in a joking way.

Yesterday celebrity chef, author and businesswoman, Rachael Ray, visited “The Chew” and dished about her childhood memories and food. Her mother worked in a restaurant and did not trust anyone to watch her children so she brought them along. The kids got a firsthand peek at how food was prepared and served. It certainly seems to have inspired Ray who continues to be one of the most popular chefs on television. Ray also discussed how her family all loves to work hard at something they enjoy.

John Leguizamo also visited “The Chew” a couple of weeks ago. He talked about growing up in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the New York City boroughs. Leguizamo remembers the games they played and shared some funny memories. He is also making children happy this summer as the voice of Sloth in the movie, “Ice Age 2.”

“The Chew” also brought viewers to several favorite childhood destinations including the beach and the boardwalk. They served up summertime faves such as ice cream, funnel cakes and delightful salads. All of these foods are part of summer memories and viewers enjoy sharing new recipes with their children. Fans are looking forward to the summery memories everyone will share today on “The Chew.” HULIQ will be back to dish more about summer joy through various foods.

ABC's “The Chew” airs weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

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