I am notoriously a bad cook - just ask my fiance - but sometimes I can get it right. It's getting to be soup weather around here...brrrrr...so, I tried to make a clam chowder Monday night (and the leftovers are even better). And, it worked! I love the internet for stuff like this. Here's what I used: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRIb9L74sg]New England Clam Chowder : Old Salt Restaurant (Hampton, NH) - YouTube[/ame] I had no idea that bacon was a part of the recipe.