Plans for the summer — a picnic, a road trip, a trek to the beach — should always take food into consideration. Here, our writers offer their frankly subjective rankings of the season’s best — their favorite fruits and gas-station bites, the ultimate French fries and sausages.
How do the lists stack up? What are your go-to summer foods? Leave a comment and tell us all about it.
Curly, wedge, shoestring — fries are a satisfying, hot and crispy counterpoint to every summer meal. Julia Moskin sizes up the field for one of the greatest deep-fried foods. (Sorry, home fries don’t count.)
Kim Severson counts down the best treats for those long drives when filling-station food becomes absolutely delicious and necessary. These staples can reliably be found in any part of the country.
Tejal Rao scoured bodegas and off-key ice cream trucks for the summery and the nostalgic — novelty character pops, classic sandwiches and candy bar ice cream confections.
Our critic Ligaya Mishan delivers her verdict on the perennial question: Corn or tomato?
As the weather warms, Eric Asimov suggests sipping lighter wines — particularly whites and rosés. From Greece, France, Portugal and beyond, these varieties are affordable and made from grapes that are practically unknown.
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