"Cockle chowder" definitely sounds like a euphemism for a weird sex thing, but it's actually a delicious, hearty seafood soup. Cockles are small clams, more common in the UK than in the States, and, apparently, they're pretty popular on Star Wars' planet Gargon.
Just in time for winter, we snagged this recipe from Dutch chef Werner Dent, who uses sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and red bell pepper to add a touch of sweetness to this otherwise savory bivalve soup. The cockles open up with a big pour of white wine (just like we do) and they give the dish that comforting, ocean-y chowder aroma.
Recipe: Cockle Chowder
Get ready to cozy up with a big bowl of this when the temperatures drop—what the hell, just cozy up with the whole pot. Chowder season has begun.