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National Clam Chowder Day

Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day with a delicious, creamy bowl of this classic soup - it's the perfect comfort food for any day!
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February 25
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It's time to get excited for National Clam Chowder Day on February 25! This delicious holiday was created in the late 1980s as a way to celebrate the iconic New England dish. Clam chowder has been around since the 1700s, and has gone through many variations and interpretations over the years. From creamy white chowders to tomato-based red versions, there's something for everyone who loves this classic comfort food. So gather your ingredients, fire up your stovetop, and let's get ready to celebrate National Clam Chowder Day!

History of National Clam Chowder Day

National Clam Chowder Day Dates

National Clam Chowder Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Clam Chowder</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest versions of clam chowder, a creamy soup with clams and vegetables, are said to have originated in the coastal regions of eastern U.S. in the 1700s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1836</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Printed Clam Chowder Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first known printed recipe for clam chowder appeared in "The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia Maria Child.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1939</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Maine Clam Chowder Bill</div><div class='timeline-text'>A bill making it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder was reportedly introduced in the Maine legislature in 1939.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chowder Popularity Growth</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the canned food revolution, clam chowder's popularity grew in the United States, introducing the soup to households nationwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Clam Chowder Day Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday was first celebrated in the late 1980s as a way to honor this iconic New England dish.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook your own chowder</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This can be a fun activity to do with friends or family. Gather your ingredients, set up your cooking station, and get to work! The key to successful chowder is a good roux.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a seafood restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Clam Chowder Day than by visiting a seafood restaurant? Whether it's a fancy seafood place or a small diner, make sure you order some clam chowder.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a chowder-making class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search out your local cooking school and sign up for a chowder-making class. You'll learn the ins and outs of making the perfect chowder.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a chowder cook-off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get together with your friends and have a chowder cook-off! Have everyone bring their favorite ingredients and see who can make the best chowder.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a chowder recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try out a new chowder recipe you've been eyeing. There are so many recipes out there to choose from, so pick one that interests you and give it a go.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Clam Chowder Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Clam chowder is flavorful and hearty</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Clam chowder is a thick, creamy soup that's full of flavor. It's packed with potatoes, onions, bacon, and of course, clams for added richness. The mix of flavors and textures make it the perfect comfort food that everyone can enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Clam chowder is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Luckily, clam chowder isn't too difficult to make from scratch. Most recipes call for canned or fresh clams, potatoes, celery, onion, bacon, butter and herbs. And all you need is a pot - no fancy equipment required!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Clam chowder has nutritional benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only is clam chowder delicious, but it also provides some great nutritional benefits as well. It's a good source of protein, iron and beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids. So it’s well worth adding to your weekly menu if you're looking for something healthy and comforting at the same time!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Secrets of National Clam Chowder Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Clam chowder has deep historical roots</h3><p class='facts-content'>Clam chowder first made its appearance in the United States in the early 18th century, particularly in the Northeast. Its hearty and filling nature made it a staple in fishing communities.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are multiple variations of clam chowder</h3><p class='facts-content'>While many are familiar with New England Clam Chowder's creamy base, there are many variations, such as Manhattan Clam Chowder, which boasts a tomato-based broth, and Rhode Island Clam Chowder, typically clear with a base made from clam juice.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Clam Chowder has its own festival</h3><p class='facts-content'>The New England Chowdafest is an annual culinary competition held in Connecticut where chefs compete to see who has the best chowder, bisque or soup in the region.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Individuals have been creative with clam chowder presentations</h3><p class='facts-content'>In some seafood restaurants, it is common to serve clam chowder inside a hollowed-out sourdough bread bowl for a unique eating experience.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Clam Chowder has been transported into Space</h3><p class='facts-content'>Did you know that freeze-dried clam chowder has been taken to space? Astronauts in the 1960's enjoyed specially made clam chowder aboard their space missions!</p></div></div>

National Clam Chowder Day FAQs

When is National Clam Chowder Day?

National Clam Chowder Day is celebrated on February 25th every year. In 2024, the holiday will fall on a Sunday.

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