hummm ... Manhattan Clam Chowder
- Doubleday cookbook and Joy of Cooking: no cream or milk Conch Chowder
- In South Florida and the Keys, normal conch chowder has no
dairy products. I have encountered a conch chowder one (1) time in a restaurant that had a dairy product in it. That was at the Pier House in Key West, and it was notable because virtually nobody
serves it that way. Normal SoFla & Keys conch chowder is often referred to as Bahamian because it is strongly associate with Bahamian immigrants who came to Florida in the 1800's.
A quick reference and history: http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Chowder/ConchChowder.htm
I pulled out from my files restaurant conch chowder recipes, also La Concha Bull Peacock Conchy Joe's Ziggy's Monty Trainer's
Not a drop of cream or milk to be found!
Of course, I will concede that just because in New York City (where I was born) Manhattan Clam Chowder has no milk or cream in it, or that in South Florida (where I have lived for 33 years) Conch Chowder has no milk or cream in it, that doesn't mean that the Georgia Manhattan Clam Chowder or the Georgia Conch Chowder doesn't either. It must be a regional thing.