January 21 is National New England Clam Chowder Day

January 21, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National New England Clam Chowder Day

Five Food Finds about Clam Chowder

  • An old French word chaudière, pronounced “chowda”, is a large pot for cooking.  This is the likely origin of the word.
  • New England clam chowder is a milk- or cream-based chowder, commonly made with potatoes, onion, and clams. Including tomatoes is shunned; a 1939 bill making tomatoes in clam chowder illegal was introduced in the Maine legislature.
  • New England clam chowder is usually accompanied with oyster crackers.
  • Clam chowder is often served in restaurants on Fridays in order to provide a seafood option for those who abstain from meat every Friday, which used to be a requirement for Catholics before liturgical changes in Vatican II.
  • Though the period of strict abstinence from meat on Fridays was reduced to Lent, the year-round tradition of serving clam chowder on Fridays remains.

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