I always loved Mama's corn chowder, but I think I've outdone her recipe. Instead of making the standard roux, a paste of cooked flour and butter, or using pureed potatoes to thicken the chowder, I puree a couple of cans of whole kernel corn with chicken broth...What a difference!!! And, since I use fresh corn, I toss the cobs into my simmering "chowdah" and fish them out before serving...this little step is enough to push the chowder from terrific to exceptional. Mama would be proud!!!!