California Living reveals Tides Wharf Clam Chowder recipe


Score the Tides Wharf & Restaurant’s  famous Clam Chowder Recipe featured on California Living ® TV with host Aprilanne Hurley.

The Sonoma Coast is famous for many things including its fabulous Clam Chowder.  And you know something is really good when it is made in 50 gallon and 80 gallon containers daily to keep up with the demand.

Now you can make  The Tides Wharf & Restaurant’s famous New England Style Clam Chowder at home.

California Living ® recommends you also make a visit to Bodega Bay, California to experience the Inn at the Tide’s clam chowder first hand.  And while you’re at it, plan to check out a few more of Hitchcock’s Birds movie filming sights with California Living ® TV host Aprilanne Hurley’s Bird’s Movie Scene Tour TV Special on-demand.

Lucky us.  Carlo Galazzo, General Manager of The Inn at The Tides and Tides Wharf & Restaurant on the Sonoma Coast was kind enough to give us the Tides Wharf & Restaurant’s famous New England Clam Chowder Recipe below, for CALIFORNIA LIVING ® viewers and web visitors to try at home.

california-living-tides-clam-chowderHere it is…The Tides Wharf Restaurant’s famous New England Style Clam Chowder Recipe featured in the CALIFORNIA LIVING® “Hitchcock Bird’s Movie Scene Tour Special” – which sets the stage for a “Birds Weekend” on location in beautiful Sonoma County in the inland town of Bodega, and on the Sonoma Coast in Bodega Bay, California.

Tides Wharf Restaurant’s New England Clam Chowder:

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley dishes Inn at The Tides Clam Chowder Recipe featured on ION Television.

California Living® host Aprilanne Hurley dishes Inn at The Tides Clam Chowder Recipe featured on ION Television.


  • 1 lb clams, canned, chopped
  • 5 cups clam juice, canned
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1 1/2 cups hot heavy cream (Make it lighter by replacing with fat free half and half)
  • 1 cup Roux, 1/2 butter 1/2 flour
  • 1 cup celery, diced


  1. Combine bacon, onions, and celery in a saucepan, cook gently over low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add clam juice and potatoes. Add Salt and pepper to taste. cook potatoes until tender.
  3. Add the hot milk and hot cream, boil for 5 minutes. thicken with the Roux, and…serve!

PS:  While this recipe is very delicious, due to the heavy cream and butter it is high in fat and calories.  For lighter versions of popular dishes and healthy recipes – check out Aprilanne Hurley’s new healthy  California Living ® inspired diet & lifestyle book series:  The “Party Girl Diet” (available on at and “keep the party going…while you lose the weight” – and check out the CALIFORNIA LIVING® Super Health & Fitness Special:

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