Michael Sy­mon’s Fam­ily-Friendly Clam­bake

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“Food is all about in­ter­ac­tion, so I al­ways try to do some­thing that can be served fam­ily-style,” says James Beard Foun­da­tion Award-win­ning chef Sy­mon, who is a reg­u­lar on Iron Chef Amer­ica and is the chef/owner of sev­eral Cleve­land restau­rants. His sig­na­ture clam­bake is dumped right on a pic­nic ta­ble cov­ered with a dis­pos­able table­cloth, along with plas­tic lob­ster bibs, rolls of pa­per tow­els and bowls filled with le­mon wa­ter. “Peo­ple go at it with their hands,” he says. “This is a food you want to eat when you’re wear­ing shorts and flip flops and you don’t care if some shrimp juice falls on your shirt. When you’re done, you can just pull up all four corners of the table­cloth and throw it out.” The back­drop is Sy­mon’s sound­track, which ranges from Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” to Kings of Leon’s “Use Some­body” and the Lu­m­i­neers’ “Flow­ers in Your Hair.”

eland-Style Clam­bake

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