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Today is not just National Clam Chowder Day, but New England Clam Chowder Day. In New England, they take their cream based chowder very seriously. Often, you’ll find the soup special of the day to be Clam Chowder on any given Friday. That’s a throwback to the days when the Catholic Church was strict when in came to abstaining from meat on Fridays.
The best part of spending a week up and down the Oregon coast has to be the bowls and bowls of awesome Clam Chowder. You can even go clamming and have some places make a chowder for you from your very own bucket of clams. Wow!
What makes a chowder? Is a chowder a bisque? If all chowders are soups, are all soups chowders? Okay, that last question is a little silly, but I was on a roll. Let’s start with the obvious. Both chowders and bisques are soups that are thicker than a typical “soup”.
Call me old fashioned if you like, but in my book “hacks” are cab drivers and “hackers” are people who manage to remotely break into things – like private stuff on-line that they have no business “hacking” in the first place. Neither of these terms has anything to do with cooking. Cheats and shortcuts, now those are words I understand. But that’s just the opinion of an old gal who barely manages understand the concept of writing on walls.
A few years back, while vacationing along the Oregon Coast, we spent some time in Florence, Oregon – staying at the Driftwood Shores. This delightful property has to be one of the finest “casual” resorts on the Oregon coast. It is very nice without being overly pretentious. Every room has a full kitchen (and I do mean full – everything from a full size refrigerator to an oven, with all the dishes, pots, pans – everything you need to turn your hotel accommodations into a functioning, comfortable “home away from home”). If that isn’t reason enough, every room has breathtaking ocean views. All the rooms have either a patio or balcony and look out over the Pacific Ocean.