Maybe now the New England vs. Manhattan debate will be settled once and for all.
The sixth annual Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is coming to the Vancouver Aquarium, Nov. 20. 12 different chowders from British Columbia’s top chefs will vie for the coveted chowder crown. Tickets are on sale now for the event, where guests will have the chance to sample the chowders, paired with craft beers, then vote for their favourites.
Traditionally, chowder was a humble dish eaten by French fishermen and consisting of scraps from the day’s catch. The classic, New England-style recipe consists of bacon, clams and potatoes in a rich, creamy broth with a mix of carrots, celery and onions. (Manhattanites, of course, eat their chowder with a tomato, rather than a cream, base.)
But the competitors in the annual Chowder Chowdown are known to take the recipe in brave new directions. Continue reading:
12 Chowders + Craft Beer: Chowder Chowdown Comes to Vancouver