Some people pass down family heirlooms to their relatives, like an old watch, a piece of furniture or a lacy dress.
In Wayne Hallock’s family, they pass down a clam chowder recipe — one that dates back to before the founding of the United States and remains a crowd-pleaser at the family’s farm stand today.
“The men in my family taught me how to make chowder,” said Mr. Hallock, who runs Hallock’s Cider Mill in Jamesport with his wife, Maryanne. “I’m 11th-generation on Long Island and I’m passing it down to my son and my grandson … So we’ve got 13 generations making chowder here on Long Island.”
Read more about the chowder recipe and watch a video featuring Mr. Hallock here at northforker.com.
Photo: Wayne Hallock of Hallock Cider Mill in Jamesport is still making his family’s clam chowder recipe. (Credit: Paul Squire)