The Chowder – Dixon Line

"In 1939, Cleveland Sleeper, a lawmaker from Maine, introduced a bill that would have made it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. He debated Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankee, pro-tomato) on the radio. Set aside the obvious travesty of tomato-based chowder, and then the question becomes: Creamy broth? Or clear broth? Bacon fat, or no bacon fat?"