When Mario Batali told us about his long-lasting love of Creamsicles, we found ourselves feeling a similar twinge of nostalgia. (What can we say? We've always been suckers for a chocolate-dipped cone from Mister Softee.) And it made us wonder: Are there other chefs out there who secretly pine for the ice-cream-truck treats of their youth? Of course there are! With all the ice-cream madness going on over at New York this week, it seemed like the perfect occasion to ask those chefs what those treats are — and, of course, if they served as inspiration on the chefs' menus, now that these guys and gals are all grown up.
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