Clam chowder first originated in the late 1700s by the lower classes in France, Britain, and Nova Scotia. At the time, it was just a fish soup with a water base and some vegetables (mostly onions, carrots, and potatoes).
It became a popular dish for sailors in the 1830s, and they began adding crackers and croutons as a way to thicken it. This version became popular in the Boston area as ships came in and out of the harbor.
Eventually the water was replaced by a creamy white soup in order to include dairy in the sailors’ diets.
The word “chowder” is a mix of two different languages. The English word “jowter” means fish peddler, and the French word “chaudiere” means cauldron. Chowder, therefore, is fish made in a cauldron (which is where soup was typically cooked at the time).
In 1939, a bill was introduced in the Maine legislature to make it illegal to use tomatoes in clam chowder. It didn’t pass, however.
In the mid 1900s, Campbell’s and Progresso developed canned clam chowder, making this comfort soup even more accessible.
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