Nothing Compares 2…a warm, rich chowder on a cold day. (That’s what Sinead was singing about, right?) As such, we strongly suggest you skip that dinner in a fancy restaurant and opt for a homemade bowl of comfort instead. Here, a roundup of chowder recipes that are simple to make and spoon-licking good, from classic clam to a showstopping lobster bisque.
And yes, while we’re covering the traditional soups that come to mind when you think chowder—namely, seafood varieties—we’re going with a liberal definition of the term, including other roux-thickened versions, like broccoli cheddar and ham and potato. Keep an open mind.