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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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You can also use mashed potatoes as an ingredient in baking, such as for biscuits or focaccia, for making stuffings, and for thickening up chowders and vegetable soups.
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The group has already sold 900 tickets, said restaurant chair Chuck Patterson, who is in charge of recruiting restaurants to bring their chowder or chili to the competition.
We needed a chowder that had big hunks o' not-too-fishy-tasting clams.
Wine tasting, chowder tasting, a microbrew celebration at Eagles Hall and guided whale-watching walks at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and MacKerricher State Park.
Waxy potatoes, with less starch, hold their shape and will add to the "chew" of the chowder.
It was suggested that day that we do a chowder cook-off and I thought, `Why not?
The action takes place at the Florence Events Center and includes music, microbrews and a Saturday chowder cook-off.
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