We had our friends Masako and her husband from my hometown in Japan as guests for about 6 weeks last year. We toured the US - mostly the East Coast and the Southwest showing them all the fabulous sights. During our touring, Masako was introduced to potato and corn chowder and from that point on, every place we stopped she would ask me if the restaurant had corn and potato chowder. Knowing how much she loved this chowder, I knew exactly what I was going to make for her upon our return home. My favorite corn and potato chowder from one of the best places to eat bbq - Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse and Rochester, NY. We try to eat there anytime we are nearby visiting my nephew - the food is great, but I just love their cookbook. Every recipe I've tried from the book is sooo good! This recipe is not the exact copy from the book, but very close to it. This chowder will thicken if you refrigerate and may need to be thinned out by adding some water to your taste. Alternatively, if you prefer for dietary reason, you can substitute milk for half-and-half.