As corporate chef overseeing three restaurants in the Oregon coastal resort town of Cannon Beach, Will Leroux has a long Christmas gift list. Every year he gives something special from his own garden or kitchen to the cooking staffs at the three restaurants. This year it’s clam chowder. What makes Chef Will’s clam chowder a hit is the emphasis on the sweet briny clams from the Oregon coast, but canned clams stand in just fine. Chef Will guarantees happy, yummy and healthy holidays with a festive jar of his clam chowder. Delicious and great for your bones—what could be better?
—By Susan G. Hauser