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March 2018

MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER

MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER

Unlike its brother the New England chowder, Manhattan style has a tomato based broth and no cream, a heritage inherited from the Portuguese immigrants arriving into Rhode Island in the 1890’s.  It’s now found and served everywhere and although a few folks enjoy both, you definitely aren’t on the fence here – you are either a New England or Manhattan lover, as each is vastly different, but equally as lovely.   6 cloves of garlic – minced 2 dozen little…

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NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER WITH ANCHOVY BREADCRUMB TOPPING

new England Clan Chowder

The cast of characters in this rich, thick chowder includes the traditional favorite lineup: bacon, potatoes, cream and clams.  The arrangement of using canned clams may be a modern convenience for a weeknight meal, however, if you have additional time use fresh – the stock from steaming them adds unparalleled flavor to the chowder and it’s what makes this version so distinctive.   The finished touch of the anchovy breadcrumbs and crumbled bacon creates a magnificent rendition, one that your guests…

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KILLER TOMATO SOUP AND PIMENTO GRILLED CHEESE

Grilled cheese, Tomato Soup

In a world where soup reigns supreme, every single one has the limelight with their individual historical accolades.  Yes, they are all equally as famous, French Onion, Bouillabaisse, Clam Chowder, Chicken Noodle, mentioning a measly few.  Each with equal flair and individualistic charisma, deserving a star on the Soup Walk of Fame. Alongside the traditional Chicken Noodle, Tomato soup has had a long association of childhood memories, paired with its partner in crime, the revolutionary and venerated grilled cheese.  Two…

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BALLS 101

MEATBALLS

The iconoclastic meatball, loved, preferred and devoured by all.  No matter which part of the world or which culture you hail from, chances are that you have eaten one.  Seriously.  Who doesn’t love a meatball?  Every cuisine showcases a different individualistic take to give these pervasive round jewels their claim to fame, with flavor profiles indigenous only to that part of the globe.  And if you are not partial to meat, there are countless recipes for veggie balls, so you are…

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