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Whether you can whip up flambé with ease, or you just learned how to boil water, Central Market is your recipe mecca. Learn how to use fresh and interesting ingredients, plus score tips from our experts. Wow the crowd with dishes that delight and excite. The best part? You get all the bragging rights.

Alternatives to Classic Mashed Potatoes


Potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic. Mashed with butter and salt and dolloped on our plates as the perfect accompaniment to turkey, ham, rib-eye, or roast. But there's nothing wrong with branching out and adding new flavor to your holiday  menu. 

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Soup and Boots


The weather is cooling which means two really important things: boots and soup. So pull on your boots and walk them in to Central Market for some seasonal soups. And not just any soups. I'm talking house-made with from-scratch stocks and loaded with fresh ingredients.

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Thanksgiving Is Coming


You may still have a bowl of Halloween candy on your counter, but we’re already approaching mid-November and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! It’s time to start thinking about your recipes, reviewing our No-Fail Turkey Guide, and connecting with the Central Market Holiday Hotline and place your order.  (More on the guide in a minute!)

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Apple Honey Challah


As you gather with family and friends to welcome a sweet new year, food will certainly be part of the celebration. Pick up a Honey Cake, Coconut Macaroons, Bagels, or Round Challah in our Bakery, or bring home a variety of delicious baking apples from our Apple Fest selection and try your hand at Apple Honey Challah.

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Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes


Looking for something different to make with all those apples on your kitchen counter? Me too. And I wanted something more savory or dinner oriented, rather than a dessert of breakfast dish. And a recipe I hadn't tried before - or even heard of before. 

I leafed through a few cookbooks, asked a few friends, checked a few sites online, and finally landed on Sweet Potato & Apple Latkes with Tahini Lemon Drizzle. I didn't know it, but those were exactly what I was looking for!

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Grilled Apples


I’ve been grilling everything from eggplant to peaches this summer, so when the Great Apple Harvest came around, the idea of tossing apples on the grill was one of my very first thoughts. I got a few quizzical looks at my house, but once folks tasted the grilled apples and licked honey off their fingertips, any questions about my methods vanished!

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Veggie Burgers Beef Up


The New York Times recently ran an article touring the city’s meat-free burger scene. From beets to beans, chefs are using a wide variety of ingredients to create a new wave of burgers that appeal to vegetarians and meat eaters, alike. If you picture frozen pucks of blah when you think veggie burgers, this run down will open your eyes to new possibilities. Maybe you’ll discover some new ideas for your own burger creations!   

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Don't Labor (Day) in the Kitchen


Labor Day celebrates all of the workers who have built this country and keep it rolling. What better way to honor all of that, well, labor, than with a day spent eating, hanging out, and engaged in general goofing off? This is my kind of holiday!

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Easy School Night Dinners


Work! School! Errands! Homework!... Dinner. What to do for dinner? How about something delicious and easy? I thought so. Here are four recipes to help you put a good dinner on the table in a hurry. 

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