This is a Rhode Island Clam Chowder interpretation with hearts of palm instead of potatoes. The best bet with this recipe is to not get canned hearts of palm, but fresh, and cut as medallions similar to the canned versions. One key tip in this recipe, do NOT overcook the calms, they will turn into rubber! Also, if you are using frozen, thaw in lukewarm water before you cook, making sure they are soft and thawed before you add to the pot. Extra clams are always welcome here, just add more clam juice to fill out the pot for company.