Prepare your taste buds: These soothing soups pack a flavorful punch.
Photographer Becky Luigart-Stayner, Writer Julia Rutland
Have the fishmonger tap clams to make sure they are alive. If the shells are open and do no close when tapped, the shellfish are dead and should be discarded. Clams need to breathe, so when you get home, transfer them to a bowl covered with a damp towel. Refrigerate until ready to use.