Cooking With Herbs

What’s the difference between herbs and spices? Herbs are derived from the leaves of plants, where spices come from the non-leafy parts (bark, roots, berries, seeds, etc.). But why is that important? Herbs have a unique function in any dish, including aromatic, medicinal, and culinary effects. There are hundreds of types of herbs, but some…

Max + Taste of the Upper West Side

Last Friday Max Delivery had the opportunity to be a sponsor at the 10th annual Taste of the Upper West Side. One of the most incredible things about this event is that it supports the local communities by donating all net proceeds to neighborhood projects. Chris Siragusa, the President of MaxDelivery, stated in BlackBook Magazine…

Leftovers: the perfect “lazy” dinner

  Everyone has been in that spot- it’s getting late on a weeknight and you have no idea what you’re going to eat for dinner. We get it, cooking can be a pain sometimes, especially when you have to consider everyone’s busy lifestyle. The best thing about these recipes is that they actually get better…

Salsa, Salsa, Salsa

It’s National Salsa Month! Yes, that is a thing. Did you know, in Spanish the word “salsa” translates to “sauce” instead of the delicious Mexican dip we all know and love.  There are infinite recipes for all sorts of salsa, but there are two main differences; roasted and fresh. Roasted salsa contains charred, roasted vegetables…

Perfect Pie!

The best pies are made from scratch. It’s not a secret why grandma’s pies are so memorable, it’s because she uses real ingredients! One of our favorite bakeries, Little Pie Company, understands this and makes every pie with this in mind. Arnold Wilkerson, the founder of Little Pie Company, recalls the traditional style his grandmother…

Creating the Perfect Charcuterie Platter

“Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for any smoked, dry-cured, or cooked meat. This category includes favorites like bacon, ham, pâté and sausages; and more esoteric items like terrines, rillettes, galantines and duck confit .” For over 30 years, the team at D’Artagnan has been creating charcuterie from all natural ingredients. So we decided to ask…

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is here! Did you know… Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day? This is a common misconception; Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo means “fifth of May.” On May 5th, 1862, the Mexican Army unexpectedly won the Battle of the Puebla against the French, even though…

Winemaker: Commanderie de Peyrassol Rose

Warmer temperatures signal the beginning of Rosé season. One of our favorites is the spectacular Commanderie de Peyrassol, AOP Côtes de Provence. The sprawling estate stretches over 1900+ acres of rustic, limestone hills in the South of France.   Grapes were first harvested at Commanderie de Peyrassol in 1256 AD by the Knights of Templar….

Sumptuous Seafood

Rising temperatures and longer days go hand-in-hand with seafood. Shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, oysters, clams, and broiled fish are light, healthy, delicious, and easy to cook. Packed with vitamins (including the desperately needed Vitamin D), minerals, and Omega-3’s; eating seafood once or twice a week helps ward off heart disease, boost brain development, and nourishes…