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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Luv that Creamy 'Chowdah'

Dozens upon dozens of different kinds of soup find their places at lunch counters and dinner tables, especially during the fall and winter months. Each state of the United States boasts its own unique specialty, such as tortilla soup in Texas, turkey chili in Wyoming, crab and corn bisque in Alabama, steak soup in Oklahoma, hot and sour chicken soup in Kansas, just to name a few. For soup specialties from every state, click HERE! In the meantime, join in on the celebration for a creamy specialty of the New England states.

January 21 is...

New England Clam 'Chowdah' Day

Traditional New England Clam Chowder (Recipe)

There are many different varieties of clam chowder including New England, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Down East, and Outer Banks. New England clam chowder is made with milk or cream, and the use of tomatoes is frowned upon, so much so that, in 1939, the state of Maine made it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder!

With the cold winds still blowing, snow still falling, icicles still hanging, curl up in your favorite blanket in front of the fire with a bowl of New England Clam Chowder & a hunk of your favorite bread...YUM!

New England Clam Chowder (Recipe)
"Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days."

New England Clam Chowder with Toasted Croutons (Recipe)
"Parsley & seasoned salt add just the right touch to this chowder!"

15 Minute New England Clam Chowder (Recipe)
"A unique chowder whose recipe is all about pressure cooking!"

Healthy New England Clam Chowder & More (Recipes)
"Chunky New England-style clam chowder with plenty of rich body without the fat."

Vegan New England Clam Chowder (Recipe)
"Also known as 'New England Glam Chowder' since it uses nori and shiitake mushrooms in replacement of the clams."

Is your mouth watering yet?