I love blue cheese, and this chowder is really delicious! I used a half pound of bacon, half the mushrooms, half the chicken broth and half and half amounts called for, but all of the remaining ingredients ~ I added 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes! Possibly, if one pound of bacon had been used, I would not have added the salt ~ Made for Bay, Herb/Spice for February 2010, in the French Forum.
All I can say is WOW!!! I'm an amateur in the kitchen, but this recipe was super easy to make and absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I made a huge pot, enough for several meals, and will definitely make more as soon as I run out!