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The 6 Types of Clam Chowder in New England

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Contrary to popular belief, there are many different types of clam chowder in New England. If you live far outside New England, you might only know the famous creamy version. But if you live within New England, you may know the other regional styles, which means you may be able to name four kinds of […]

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An Authentic New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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In New England, the debate over what is a truly authentic New England clam chowder recipe can get pretty heated. Arguments typically center around the different types of clam chowder in New England. Some argue for a New England clam chowder without any thickening such as a Milky Maine clam chowder. Others argue for chowder […]

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Is Clam Chowder Healthy? The Answer May Suprise You

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Ask a hundred random people, “Is clam chowder healthy?” and I guarantee that around ninety percent would say “no.” Let’s face it, anything that includes cream and bacon is automatically perceived as unhealthy by the majority of people. Overly rich and sludgy canned clam chowder furthers the perception that all clam chowder is unhealthy. As […]

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How to Make a Wild Salmon Chowder

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Red, yellow and green. It’s not too often you get such unique colors in a chowder! In this wild salmon chowder recipe, yellow corn, green peas and the deep rich red flesh of a wild-caught salmon (as opposed to the pale pink of farm-raised salmon) make for a striking presentation. Most importantly, it’s delicious! I […]

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How to Make a Simple Portuguese Clam Stew

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It’s hard to beat a good Portuguese seafood stew. Caldeirada (a fish stew), mariscada (a shellfish stew), shrimp mozambique (a shrimp stew), Portuguese-style paellas or any of the variety of spicy stews are almost indescribably delicious. But they can be intimidating to make at home. This simple Portuguese clam stew recipe is a much simpler […]

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Simple Shrimp Mozambique Recipe

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Shrimp Mozambique is a Portuguese dish whose defining characteristic is a buttery, spicy, red colored broth made from onions, garlic, zesty spices, a little beer or wine, and hot sauce. The dish gets its name from Mozambique, Portugal’s former African colony. Though the name may sound exotic, the dish is actually quite simple to make. […]

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Classic New England Fish Chowder

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Did you know that New England fish chowder was the original chowder? It actually pre-dates clam chowders by at least a hundred years. If you’re a food nerd like myself check out A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal. This great little book traces its development from its origins in the […]

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The 9 Best New England Cookbooks

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Now that I’ve lived in New England for well over a decade, I’ve acquired quite a collection of New England cookbooks. I can’t wait to contribute my own New England cookbook to this post someday! I’ve been working on such a project for over two years now. It’s still not close to being finished but […]

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17 Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

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Looking for recipe ideas for soups for Thanksgiving? I got you covered with 7 classic Fearless Eating recipes and 10 recipes from a wide variety of great food blogs. Soups are great to make ahead and save yourself some time in the kitchen on the day of the big feast. They also make a great […]

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Roasted Carrot Apple Soup Recipe

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Rich (but not too rich) and sweet (but not too sweet), this roasted carrot apple soup works any time of the year but is especially suited for autumn when apples are in season. It’s especially well-suited for kids as most will find the sweetness in this recipe very palatable. This recipe could also teach kids […]

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Simple Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese

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Who doesn’t love a simple butternut squash soup in the cold weather months? Its dense flesh and nutty flavor is a bit like sweet potatoes but with more of a butterscotch-like flavor. Warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make it all the more nourishing and delicious. It’s a close call with my Roasted Carrot Apple […]

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