Chowder House Rules Last Updated 11/18
When you come to Connecticut in wintertime, there’s nothing like a nice, hot bowl of chowder to warm you up. Whether you’ve been hiking through the snowy woods or skiing down a powdery slope, strolling along the shore or shopping up a storm, the chowder will quickly remind you that it’s one of the great comfort foods – savory, substantial, steamy and altogether delicious.
New England Style
This is the milk- or cream-based clam chowder most of us are familiar with. It commonly comes by the cup or bowl and is accompanied by oyster crackers.
Rhode Island Style
This is clam chowder for true clam lovers – unlike the cream-based New England style, this features a clear clam broth. It’s often served with traditional shore dinners.
Here we have red broth and tomatoes in place of milk or a clear broth. The result tends to be quite different from the other styles.