National Clam Chowder Day is an American holiday dedicated to this light and delicious clam chowder. It is celebrated annually on February 25. A favorite dish of sailors is now on our table. Let’s celebrate!
It is believed that the appearance of seafood-based chowder appeared in the late 18th century. It was common in France and England, and loved the dish in Scotland. To make the dish more filling, it was accompanied by flatbread or croutons. It should be noted that with a high degree of probability similar soup has been prepared before, but it was unpopular. It may have been eaten by fishermen’s families.
By 1840, chowder was a favorite among sailors, because it was a great way to diversify the meager diet on the ship and to use the food that was always available.
Today you can try Clam Chowder in many restaurants and cafes. You can also get a ready-made dish in a soup can on store shelves, such as from the manufacturer Campbell’s.
- The original soup recipe is much appreciated in Maine. Apparently this is why a bill was proposed in 1939 that banned tomatoes as an ingredient in a dish.
- The word Chowder in the United States means soup (no matter the base) with cream or milk added. Therefore, there this dish is usually characterized by a white cloudy color due to the dairy component.
- A mixture of flour and fat can be used as a thickener. The main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise the light soup will turn into mush.
How to celebrate
On National Clam Chowder Day, visit the best places in your city to try the original dish. You can also make your own soup, surprising your family and friends. You can serve croutons or some other snack with it.
Spread the word on social media. Ask users when they first tried clam chowder and what impression did it leave on them?
When is National Clam Chowder Day celebrated in 2024?
National Clam Chowder Day is observed on February 25 each year.