san francisco clam chowder: tasty memories of a lovely road trip.

Have you ever wanted to travel, to get away, to just keep driving? Have you ever talked about such things, such feelings, such ideas, and never acted on them? I know I have. Until this past weekend.
17 hours of driving. 3400 kilometers. Several mishaps. Growing girth the further South we went.

This past weekend, I drove to San Francisco.
The photos speak for themselves.
 I read the New York Times throughout (to feel more American). 
 San Francisco Clam Chowder

3 tbs. butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
3 stalks of celery, finely chopped
5/6 new potatoes, chopped with skin
1 tbs. fresh oregano, minced
6 bay leaves
1 lb. clams, and juice
1 cup chicken stock
2 cups cream
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste

large sourdough bun

1. Saute onions, garlic and celery in the butter, in a large soup pot, until caramalized.

2. Add the potatoes and cook for several more minutes.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients. Let simmer for twenty minutes.

4. Serve in a hollowed out bread bun.

5. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Road trip and be blessed with the ethereal beauty of your surroundings.