I kinda picked up this recipe when I first started out as a cold pantry cook. I worked at this place called The Brooklyn in Seattle. Now having never made the chowder, but only prepped certain components, I built this recipe in my head based off what I saw and tasted every day. You may be thinking, “I have never heard of Seattle Clam Chowder. Only New England and Manhattan chowders." Well let me tell you, that in Seattle, downtown restaurants live and die by their chowder. This is a recreation of one of the best I have tried and or made. Oh, one other thing. This recipe is a scaled down version of my recipe from back when I was the Sous Chef at a hotel. Sometimes scaling down a huge bulk recipe doesn't convert just right, so you may need to adjust some seasoning to your own taste, and check out any restaurant supply places that are open to the public if you have trouble finding the clam base. Good Luck and enjoy. New edit. reduced salt and white pepper. Edit again. So I finally got around to making this in my home kitchen. It turned out great. You can find the clam base online. I think I bought a tub of it from Amazon. Use Minor's brand. This second edit is to scale it back to a more reasonable level. Who really needs almost 3 gallons of chowder? In the end I think you'll find that the trouble to get a hold of the clam base and to track down that much clam juice and canned clams will pay off in the end. You'll have a great chowder that you can sub out the clams, clam base and juice and make a chicken corn chowder. Or whatever you feel like.