National Clam Chowder Day

National Clam Chowder Day

Chowder and clams are your favorite foods. You’ve probably heard of clam-chowder. But did you know there’s a holiday for it? National Clam Chowder Day celebrates the history of this popular fish stew. It is historical in origins to New England and has helped inspire creations like the Long Island clams chowder, Rhode Island crab chowder and Manhatten clams chowder.

Chowder has been around since 1795, when it was made from water-based fish soup. It also had various thicknesses that included onions, potatoes, and even carrots.

This stew is said to have originated in France, Nova Scotia, and Britain. It was popular during the 1700s as a commoner’s meal. Crackers and croutons can be added to thicken the stew, and it was around this time that clam chowder became a popular choice in the Boston area.

Clam chowder was a popular staple among sailors by 1836. It was another way to make the constant fish diet more palatable. As a diary later became more popular, clam chowder was a creamy white soup.

Here’s an amusing fact: In 1939, a bill in Maine was introduced that would have made it almost illegal to use tomatoes in clam-chowder. They love their clam soup!

Clam chowder is a popular American dish. It has been made more accessible by companies like Progresso and Campbell’s, which introduced soup cans that allow for clam chowder.

People either go to their favorite restaurants to eat clam-chowder or buy soup to cook at home.

National Clam Chowder Day is celebrated all around the world. So why not try your hand at making it? Check out a recipe and learn how to make it! You can season it however you like, add milk if necessary, and you’ll be amazed at how good you can make clam chowder.

You don’t have to be a chef if you don’t feel like cooking. There are many restaurants that specialize in clam chowder. The Ye Olde Union Oyster House is one of the oldest New England restaurants. Enjoy this holiday with friends and share a delicious meal together.


Feb 25 2025


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