Chowder is a variety of soups thickened with flour or crackers and milk. Chowder is sometimes made with salt pork. Most people in the US refer to it simply as clam chowder or corn chowder. Manhattan chowder is made with tomatoes and New England chowder is made with clams. The word chowder comes from the French word meaning “chaudiere” meaning pot. Although there are other meanings for chowder. In New England the word comes from Newfoundland referring to a Breton fisherman, who would throw his catch of the day in a pot with other ingredients. Another older meaning of the word chowder comes from old England meaning "jowter."
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