National New England Clam Chowder Day

National New England Clam Chowder Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 21st, 2025 (219 days from today).

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New England clam chowder occupies a very prominent place in the northeastern American diet. Every year on January 21, celebrate New England clam chowder day.

American clam chowder soup is an American-style soup, clams as the main ingredient, along with potatoes and onions and other ingredients. American clam chowder is divided into two categories: New England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder soup.

New England clam chowder is the name of a proportion of America's new giant grand, stew made with clams, pork, onion, celery, beans and cheese and other ingredients. It is said that this was a trip to the French fishermen of the Northeastern United States in the early 18th century, made the earliest.

Chowder, in North American cuisine, is a hearty soup that often includes fish or shellfish, especially clams. The word chowder is a variation of the French Chaudière ("cauldron"), and chowder can be traced back to Breton fishermen who brought the custom to Newfoundland, where it later spread to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and New England. The standard New England-style chowder features fish or shellfish, bacon, onions, potatoes, and milk. Manhattan-style chowder replaces milk with tomatoes. Chowder in the 18th century was more varied: meat or poultry was prepared, and wine, spices, herbs, cider, and other flavorings were often added. Crackers or crackers pounded to thicken. In the Southern and Midwestern United States, fresh sweet corn often replaces clams in chowder. As for the difference between soup (soup) and chowder, soup is usually made with broth or broth and may have vegetables, meat or fish as an ingredient and is generally not too thick. Chowder may have the same ingredients, but with large chunks, creamy and thick, like a stew. Chowder can be considered as a thick soup.

England clam chowder has a wide range of recipes, in which food ingredients can vary according to taste. For example, some people can add potatoes, and some people can omit the cheese, but when adding tomatoes, the taste will have a radical change, it has become Manhattan clam chowder soup.

The tomato-based ingredient changed the taste of New England clam chowder soup. In 1939, a Maine lawmaker even proposed legislation banning the requirement to soup New England clam chowder with tomatoes.

How to hold the National New England Clam Chowder Day

To celebrate New England clam chowder day, the best way is to bring your friends and relatives together to cook delicious cups of clam chowder with true traditional flavors. You can make clam chowder using the recipe right below:


  • 2 cans of baby clam 14 oz.
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom 1 lb.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (250 ml)
  • 1 cup fresh milk (250 ml)
  • 1 -1.5 cup diced potatoes
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced American celery (celery)
  • 3-4 diced bacon

How to cook:

Step 1: Place the pot on the stove, add about 1 tablespoon of butter. Melt butter, add diced bacon to the island and stir until the bacon is fat.

Step 2: Add the onions and sauté until fragrant, then add the potatoes, and cut the dices in.

Step 3: Add baby clam water to stew until the potatoes are soft.

Step 4: When potatoes are soft, add fresh milk, heavy whipping cream, cream of mushroom and baby clam. Stir evenly.

Step 5: Wait for the clam chowder pot to boil, then turn off the heat.

Serve Clam chowder hot, sprinkled with pepper. This soup can be eaten alone, or eaten with bread, crackers are very delicious. Have a great New England chowder day! Share your Clam Chowder results on social media with the hashtag #NationalNewEnglandClamChowderDay.


National New England Clam Chowder Day has been observed annually on January 21st.


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