Sometimes I enjoy the backstories more than the posts themselves:

It’s been a few years, so I’m not sure I’m telling this story right. Bear with me. Not long after Serious Eats launched, we were either at lunch with or ran into überblogger Jason Kottke. (His wife, Meg Hourihan, was consulting for SE at the time.) I don’t know how it came up now, but I think Jason may have said something along the lines of … If Serious Eats wants to offer readers utility, it could start with getting the Spotted Pig’s Smoked Haddock Chowder recipe. Seems Kottke loves the stuff. We bugged April and bugged April and finally got the recipe—in the middle of summer 2007. Not a very summery recipe, so we held onto it, waiting for winter. Then forgot all about it. Until now. So here, Jason. Here’s your recipe. Any other requests?

Though in this case, smoked haddock chowder sounds mighty good.

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