All That’s Left

Representatives for the N.E.C.C. had quite a fine chowder this past weekend at Young’s Lobster Pound in East Belfast, Maine – whole steamers, chunks of potatoes, and a delicate cream based broth heavy on celery salt served with a side of three pickle slices. We’d show you pictures, but we ate it too fast.

If you somehow find yourself in the Down East please go.
Young’s Lobster Pound
Mitchell Avenue
East Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1160


Hardcastle’s Fish Chowder

From The Cop Cookbook: Arresting Recipes from the World’s Favorite Cops, Good Guys, and Private Eyes. Rutledge Hill Press; 1997.

From The Kitchen Of: Barbara Lynch

Many thanks to the Barbara Lynch Gruppo in helping us kick off our new feature “From The Kitchen Of:”. It is a truly wonderful feeling to have cutting edge chefs be so willing to contribute their chowder recipes to our project.

Boston native Barbara Lynch is a James Beard Award-winner. Her restaurants have been celebrated by Gourmet, Saveur, Bon Appetit, The New York Times and many others. Prune stuffed gnocchi are on on the menu at No. 9 Park while B&G Oysters on Tremont is always doing great things with local seafood; important stuff to us here at the Compendium.

Be sure to check out her website and other restaurants at

Without further adieu, Creamy Leek and Potato Soup with Bay Scallops.

Found Fishin’ #1

Today marks the introduction of a new feature here at Clammy Hands, Found Fishin’, a document of the chowder recipes you have been sending in.

Thank you to a Mr. Phillips for this one. He believes it is from the 1920s and was likely penned in Connecticut, the nutmeg state.

A poem by Julie

chowder from clams. chowder from fish.

oh how i love this savory dish!!