Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Clam Chowder Cook-off

This coming Saturday, March 26, is the date for Ocracoke's second annual Clam Chowder Cook-off. This benefit for the Ocracoke Child Care will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center.

Last year eleven island cooks participated, and more than 160 people sampled the chowders, and voted. 

Contestants and Tasters in 2015

Everyone is invited to participate -- individuals, businesses, organizations, restaurants, and amateur & professional cooks. There are two categories: traditional Ocracoke style (the only ingredients allowed are clams and their juice, water, potatoes, onions, salt pork or bacon, and salt & pepper), and non-traditional (this includes the addition of any other ingredients, although pepper vinegar and hot sauce may be used as condiments with traditional or non-traditional chowder). 

Ocracoke artist, Susan Dodd, has created “Golden Clammy” trophies to be presented to the winners.

One of Last Year's Trophies

All proceeds from the event will benefit Ocracoke Child Care.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the 1977 recording of traditional Outer Banks folk music. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032116.htm

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