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Chowder

Chowders
Type Stew
Place of origin United States of America
Region or state New England
Main ingredients Seafood or vegetables, often milk or cream
Variations New England clam chowder, Manhattan clam chowder, corn chowder, potato chowder
 
Seafood, potato and corn chowder

Chowder is a seafood or vegetable stew, often served with milk or cream and mostly eaten with saltine crackers. Chowder is usually thickened with broken up crackers, but some varieties are traditionally thickened with crushed ship biscuit. New England clam chowder is typically made with chopped clams and diced potatoes, in a mixed cream and milk base, often with a small amount of butter. Other common chowders include Manhattan clam chowder, which substitutes tomatoes for the milk and cream and typically omits potatoes; corn chowder, which uses corn instead of clams; a wide variety of fish chowders; and potato chowder, which is often made with cheese.

Etymology

The origin of the term chowder is obscure. One possible source is the French word chaudière, the type of cooking/heating stove on which the first chowders were probably cooked. (This, if true, would be similar to the origin of casserole, a generic name for a set of main courses originally prepared in a dish called a casserole.)[1] Another possible (and maybe more probable) source could be the French dish called chaudrée (sometimes spelt chauderée) which is a sort of thick fish soup from the coastal regions of Charente-Maritime and Vendée.

The phonetic variant chowda, found in New England, is believed to have originated in Newfoundland in the days when Breton fisherman would throw portions of the day's catch into a large pot, along with other available foods.[1]

Fish chowder, corn chowder, and clam chowder continue to enjoy popularity in New England and Atlantic Canada.

Types

See also

In the U. S. southern States, Chowder is known as Potato Soup. The meat is always ham. Milk/Cream is always used. Some folks add other ingredients, such as Butter Peas, Lima Beans, or whatever they have on hand for taste. No matter what they add, black pepper is always used.

References

  1. ^ a b Hooker, Richard James (1978). The Book of Chowder. Harvard Common Press. p. 2.  

Further reading

External links

  • The New England Chowder Compendium
  • A history of Chowder
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