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Seafood Quality

The clams, lobsters, oysters, and all types of fish are of the highest quality at Woodman’s of Essex. Steve Woodman, owner of Woodman’s of Essex, discusses where they get their seafood, sustainable fishing practices, and ensuring they serve only the best quality seafood to their customers. Listen or read more to find out about Woodman’s […]

Clambake Weddings

For a couple planning a wedding, a clambake gives the ‘chill vibe’ feel that is uniquely New England. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex talks about ways to incorporate clambake culture into a wedding or rehearsal dinner. Listen or read more to find out about clambake weddings. John Maher: Hi. I’m John Maher, and I’m […]

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 […]

Bloomberg Baystate Business Fried Clam Index (BBBFCI)

Woodman’s of Essex and Bloomberg Radio are teaming up to create a fun, summer economic indicator called the Bloomberg Baystate Business Fried Clam Index, or BBBFCI, a new and exclusive summertime gauge of economic activity measured by the sale of fried clams at Woodman’s of Essex where, in 1916, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman invented the tasty […]

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 […]

WBZ Connoisseur’s Corner

Maureen Woodman joined Jordon Rich on two episodes of WBZ’s Connoisseur’s Corner to talk about the invention of the fried clam in 1916, as well as what’s on the menu at Woodman’s, and the many upcoming events this summer. Jordon Rich: Welcome to Connoisseur’s Corner. I’m Jordan Rich with my daily special. We’re talking about […]

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 […]