Clam Chowder Recipes

by Damon Lee Fowler

When the weather turns brisk - or just begins to look as if it might - nothing seems to warm and satisfy like a hearty, old-fashioned bowl of chowder.

These heady stews - they're just too substantial to call a soup - seem as American as baseball and burgers. There are even a few rather unlikely legends crediting their invention to Native Americans or at least to the early colonists of the eastern seaboard. But a glance at history tells us that American chowders are adapted from old European stews that English and French colonials brought with them when they first settled on these shores.

Indeed, the very name "chowder" derives from an old French word for cauldron.

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