National Clam Chowder Day – February 25, 2019
There are few things as comforting as a bowl of warm clam chowder on a winter’s day, so it’s wonderful we get to celebrate National Clam Chowder Day on February 25. Originally considered a poor man’s food, the first chowders were fish stews made from vegetable and fish stewed in a large pot or cauldron. (The word “chowder” possibly finds its roots in the Latin word “calderia,” or cooking pot.) Clams are thought to have been introduced to the mix by the Native Americans and by the mid 1800’s were considered a main ingredient in what came to be known as clam chowder. Today, there are dozens of regional variations, including San Francisco clam chowder which comes in a sourdough bread bowl!
National Clam Chowder Day Activities
Learn to make clam chowder
Whether you choose a traditional recipe from centuries ago, or decide to try a modern take on a classic, you’ll end up with a delicious and hearty soup your whole family can enjoy.
What better way to make the perfect clam chowder than with fresh clams you’ve dug up yourself.All you really need is a bucket, a rake, and a little bit of patience and you’re on your way to a day of fun and a delicious meal.
Find the best local seafood restaurant
Clam chowder is a mainstay of most seafood restaurant menus.So let someone else do all the work while you treat yourself with a meal out on the town.