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Chowder is a seafood or fish soup thickened with milk, cream or a white sauce.

Clam Chowder is the most usual, but there are also Lobster Chowders, Cod Chowders, and Corn Chowders. In the Bahamas, they make a Chowder from conches.

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The irony about Easter Dinner is that lamb is considered traditional because Jesus, whom Easter celebrates, is called the "Lamb of God." It does seem a bit odd to be symbolically roasting the guest of honour with sprigs of thyme and serving him with dollops of mint sauce.

Which is unfortunate, because lamb isn't really all that available. While it's true that most lambs are born in the spring, like many other animals, they actually need a few months to grow, meaning they don't really come on the market till mid to late summer. That's the time to buy lamb, not Easter, when all you can get is frozen lamb or some very expensive fresh lamb from the few lambs that happened to be born over the winter.

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"Clam chowder is one of those subjects, like politics or religion, that can never be discussed lightly. Bring it up even incidentally, and all the innumerable factions of the clam bake regions raise their heads and begin to yammer."

-- Louis Pullig de Gouy (Food writer. 1869 - 1947)

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