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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vignettes from Vermont: Chowda!

BENNINGTON -- Clam chowder is made two ways: the right way or don't even both ladling that mush into my bowl.

Jim Carroll of Bennington makes it the right way. He might even make it the best way.

Watch the video above to hear a few of Jim's chowda-making secrets. Jimmy Carroll is a rookie member of the Bennington Select Board. His pop was a selector for decades.

It was his pop who explained the secret of how real chowda stands up to the test.

There's a familiar cool in the morning. Fall in New England is here.

Which means it's time for chowda.

And we have 3 sets of new chowda bowls at Fiddlehead at Four Corners. The one with the red is my favorite. They sell for $25 each or $45 for a set of 2. Call (802) 447-1000.

What is your chowda recipe? Email and I'll blog the recipes because great chowda is even greater when it's shared.