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stew of fish or shellfish with potatoes, onions, and pork (usually salt pork), thickened with crumbled hard bread. The name chowder seems to have originated from the French word chaudière (a large heavy pot used by fishermen to cook soups and stews). The name probably was carried to the French Canadian coasts and traveled from there to New England (noted for its clam chowder) and then south. Each locality on the eastern coast of the United States has its favorite recipe, based on the kinds of fish and vegetables available. The name is extended to include a mixture of vegetables only.
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Loser of bet will serve winner's award-winning clam chowder at its restaurant for one full day
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Proving the point, the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an indoor-outdoor winter clam chowder cook-off.
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We want the competition to be as rich as possible, just like many of the chowders at our event