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Sunday, August 29, 2010

What is all that chowder about?


 Did you know that the name chowder seems to have originated from the French word "chaudière" (a huge heavy pot used by fishermen to cook soups and stews – also known as a kettle)?

Chowder is a rich creamy soup with chunks of vegetables. Clam Chowder and Chicken Corn Chowder are very popular in the USA. Clam Chowder is cooked in two different styles, New England prepared with a cream base and Manhattan chowder prepared with a base of crushed tomatoes.
They are easy to prepare and very delicious. Chowders are normally served with crackers… to thicken the soup a bit more.
In the south, people would rather eat it with a piece of cornbread. No matter how you serve it, this soup is a crowd pleaser.

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