October 30, 2008

I Love Boston #6: Clam Chowder

*Image from Legal Seafoods

Reason #6 Why I Love Boston: Clam Chowder
As our temperatures continue to drop, and our days get shorter, our need for warm comfort food increases. So, too, does my need to focus on the reasons why I love living here despite those short, cold days.
So bring on the chowder! I can't believe there are people out there who think clam chowder should be tomato-based. Really? I mean, I love New York and all, but come on? Chowder is white and creamy, thank you very much.
I've never made this at home, but I haven't needed to - almost every restaurant you go to around Boston offers a good chowder. Here's a list of some of the best. Legal Seafoods is the one you might've heard of - it's the most famous, anyway - but there are lots of good places. If you're visiting Boston, I'd suggest either the Union Oyster House or The Barking Crab. The Barking Crab is a fun place - shared picnic tables and lots of napkins for the mess you'll inevitably make. Skipjack's is another solid restaurant - just as good as Legal, but a little less expensive.
If you don't live in New England, you can still enjoy a good warm soup. Here's the recipe for Skipjack's clam chowder. Now that I know how easy it is, I might just have to make some at home.
I Love Boston RECAP:
#1: Apple picking
#2: The New England Aquarium
#3: New England Micro-brews
#4: The Red Sox / Fenway Park
#5: Head of the Charles

1 comment:

  1. you should take your son to the harvard museum of natural history...it's one of our favorite spots in MA!
    ps: i love clam chowder too!


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