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A Few Ric Orlando does Americana Recipes (Sort of)
If you live near me ( North of NYC, and you are planning a few road trips this summer, these are dishes you may (or may not) enounter.

Rhode Island Clam Chowder So New England is creamy and Manhattan is tomato-y, but what is Rhode Island? Neither. It is the pure goodness of the clams, potatoes and clam borth, lightly thickened. It truly brings the flavor of te clams to the top!
Makes 1/2 gallon 4 oz salt pork, diced small 1 and 1/2 sticks butter (12 oz) 2 cups diced onions 1 cup diced celery 2 cuos diced potatoes 2 cups chopped clams ½ cup flour 32 oz clam juice 3 cup water 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 fresh bay leaves black pepper to taste salt? Might not need any but taste to be sure
In a heavy pot sauté the salt pork until golden. Add the onions, celery, potatoes and one stick of the butter and cook slowly until everything is wilted and the potatoes are al dente. Add the remaining butter and melt. Whisk in the flour and cook gently to make a past…