Manila Clam Chowder

Makes 6-8 servings. Ingredients (chowder) 1/2 pound high quality bacon, sliced 1/2 small stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 large leek, white part only, thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 3 sprigs fresh thyme 2 Tbsp. butter 8-10 medium-size Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes 6 pounds […]