Manhattan Clam Chowder
With its rich tomato base, Manhattan clam chowder is worlds apart from traditional cream-based chowders. Chock-full of vegetables, these easy recipes vary the zing with different kinds of tomatoes, including fire-roasted, heirloom, and convenient canned tomato varieties.See Popular Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipes
The Giants may have bested the Patriots this year, but when it comes to a whole different kind of "super bowl" smackdown, New England appears to emerge the winner. That's right, we're not talking football -- we're talking clam chowder. We asked our Recipe.com Facebook fans which kind of chowder makes them go weak in the knees.
Manhattan clam chowder contains tomatoes and does not have a cream-based broth, making it different from its creamy New England cousin.
Even if you live far from Boston, you can have a steaming bowl of delicious clam chowder any night of the week with this easy recipe.
If you're craving a cozy chowder, we've got a fabulous New England recipe for you to try: Learn how to make Boston's best clam chowder!
Clams are the traditional seafood choice for this tomato-based vegetable soup. This recipe adds bacon into the broth as well.
Manhattan chowder is the red kind, made with disease-fighting lycopene-rich tomatoes. This version substitutes crab for the clams. To make it cook faster, take your time to finely dice the vegetables. We call for convenient canned crushed tomatoes, but you only need 2 cups; store leftover tomatoes in an airtight container for 1 week in the refrigerator or months in the freezer. Then take them out to toss into other soups or sauces--you can't go wrong with adding tomatoes, from a heart-health perspective! All you need is crusty bread or oyster crackers and a tossed salad and you've got dinner.
The addition of halibut, scallops, and clams turns ordinary corn chowder into an extraordinary meal-in-a-bowl.
This Italian Chicken Stew recipe, from a blog called Blue Kitchen, has a long story behind it. For starters, its real name is "Radical hospitality, nurturing comfort: Italian Chicken Stew." That's because the recipe is from the Hedgebrook Cookbook: Celebrating Radical Hospitality, which is produced on a 48-acre writer's retreat on Whidbey Island, in the state of Washington, with a farmhouse and only six cabins for guests.
Mitt Romney and President Obama had plenty to spar about during last night's presidential debate, but we're pretty sure they can agree that great food is part of the American dream. Just in time for election season, Food & Wine has come out with a list of the foods some of our most noted presidents have been obsessed with. Our current Prez, for example, has called the milk- chocolate-covered, sea-salt-sprinkled caramels from Fran's Chocolates "phenomenal," according to F&W.
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We're sure the president is excited for his swearing-in ceremony today, but once he takes that oath -- grab your forks and strap on the feed bag -- it's time to eat! Following the 57th presidential inauguration, President Obama and his family -- along with a whole bunch of other folks, including Vice-President Joe Biden, members of the president's cabinet and Congress and Supreme Court justices -- will gather at the Capitol for a big ol' three-course meal. If only all Americans could join in.
Well, the first week of autumn is down, and while around here it's still been a little warm, just the other day we woke up in the morning to that "I think I need a jacket" chill for the first time since, oh, the beginning of April. And that invariably got us thinking about our favorite fall recipes. Of course, we love to eat no matter what time of year (this is a cooking blog, after all).