Entries by competenow

How to Eat Raw Oysters at Home

Looking to bring the raw oyster bar experience to your own home? Surprisingly, it’s not as intimidating as you may think. Provided that you track down a good seafood supplier and sharpen up your shucking skills, recreating the half shell experience will be easy, affordable, and so much fun! It’s also great if you’re hosting […]

The Psychology of the Line at Woodman’s

Waiting is hard, but the food at Woodman’s of Essex is more than worth the wait. Maureen Woodman, of Woodman’s of Essex, discusses the psychology of the line snaking outside of the door at Woodman’s. Listen or read more to find out how to order at Woodman’s, and that patience is a virtue. John Maher: […]

Top 3 Gluten-Free Oils for Frying Seafood

Gluten-free foods are becoming more widespread across the East Coast, especially in densely populated areas. It’s easier than ever before to find gluten-free foods at your local grocery stores and restaurants. However, one ingredient that is often missed when ordering gluten-free is oil. If your gluten-free food was fried in vegetable oil, it may no […]

Craft Beer for Beginners

With more than 7,000 breweries operating in the U.S., you won’t need to go out of your way to experience the increasingly popular craft beer scene. But what happens when you can’t tell your pale ale from your pilsner? To truly appreciate craft beer, try learning a bit about the different styles and their distinctive […]

Fresh and Sustainable Seafood

Keeping seafood fresh, preventing overfishing, and ensuring sustainability are the important topics seafood restaurants and providers keep in mind. Andrew Wilkinson from North Coast Seafoods and Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex discuss how seafood is fished and the delicious meals made from it. Listen or read more to find out about fresh and sustainable […]

Frommer’s Guide to Summer in the USA

Frommer’s recently named Essex, Massachusetts as a must-see destination this summer. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex discusses the beautiful landscape, fun things to do, and of course, food to eat in Essex. Listen or read more to find out about what to do in Essex, Massachusetts. John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher, I’m here […]

Welcome to Spring: Easter Catering Trends

Every year, Easter takes place on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, and in 2019, the holiday falls on Sunday April 21, 2019. This is relatively late for Easter compared to many other years, but that also means that spring will be in full swing for your Easter party. […]

Top 2019 Corporate Catering Trends

When you’re planning a networking event, a team building session, an office party, or any other type of corporate event, you need the right food. Wondering what’s trending in the world of corporate catering? Take a look at the ideas gaining popularity for 2019. Mindful Menus Whether you plan to do a sit-down dinner, drop-off corporate […]

Top Concerns for a Corporate Catered Event

Corporate catering comes with unique challenges that are readily handled by skilled and experienced catering professionals. Without the right level of support, these challenges can make it difficult to successfully host the event to the delight of your guests. When you partner with a catering professional, however, you can easily resolve these concerns and move on […]