The First Known "Chouder" Recipe

Boston Evening Post, 1751


First lay some Onions to keep some Pork from burning, Because in Chouder there can be no turning;

Then lay some Pork in Slices very thin, Thus you in Chouder, always must begin.

Next lay some Fish cut crossways very nice, Then season well with Pepper, Salt and Spice;

Parsley, Sweet-Marjoram, Savory and Thyme, Then Biscuit next which should be soak'd some Time.

Thus your Foundation laid, you will be able To raise a Chouder, high as a Tower of Babel;

For by repeating o're the Same again, You make Chouder for a thousand Men.

Last Bottle of Claret, with Water eno'to smother 'em.

You'll have a Mess which some call Omnium gather 'em.