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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT Clam Chowder

From colonial fishing ships to presidential inaugurations, we trace the origins of Boston’s signature dish and go on a quest for a bowl of the city’s best
Left: Lunchtime at Atlantic Fish Co. Above: A cup of chowder at Legal Seafood. Opposite: A full seafood spread at Row 34

‘Whenever you’re around a cup or bowl of chowder, it’s like home’

WHEN IT COMES TO IDENTIFYING what goes into the ideal bowl of clam chowder, personal preferences vary, but one good historical reference point comes from Herman Melville's classic 1851 novel, Moby-Dick, whose protagonist Ishmael visits a fictional chowder establishment on the island of Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts.

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In the May issue… hop from one blissful Greek island to another on a Great Escape to the Northeast Aegean; find what's new out of the workshops, kitchens and performing spaces of Amsterdam's most innovative locals; follow in the footsteps of the pioneering Victorian-era traveller Lady Florence Dixie through the wilds of Chilean Patagonia; discover some of the world's best architecture from the 20th and 21st centuries; and much more

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