Cooking

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.

Let’s Talk About Our Recipe Rack


There’s a new feature at the front entrance of our Dallas Lovers store and everyone is talking about it. We’ve created an artful, fun way to present 70 of our favorite recipes in an easy, grab-and-go format right when you walk in the door. And the best part? People are congregating near it and sharing ideas about food, which is what we’re all about.

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Fruit Math


The fruit at Central Market - by design - is always the freshest, ripest, biggest, and sweetest. We don’t always go into the list scientific factors that sets our produce apart from the rest, but when we do, you can be sure Brix measurements are high on said list. Have we lost you? Well, let’s back up a bit and talk about Brix.

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Olive Oil Tasting: Don't Dip, Slurp


You can always count on finding the olive oil sample station at Central Market. Every morning our beloved Foodies arrive bright and early to set it up for you, slicing vehicular warm baguettes that our trusty bakers worked all night to prepare. As other demos come and go to make room for new products, promotions and events, the olive oil samples are grandfathered in. You may be shocked to learn that, even though we are olive oil experts at CM, we’ve been doing it wrong.  

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A Zest For Baking


A harbinger of spring and a bite of nostalgia rolled into one. The new Exclusively Made for Central Market Glazed Orange Pound and Lemon Cooler Cookies mixes are two products that should be on your "must have" list for Citrus Fest.  

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Japanese Cooking, Simplified


Discover an easy way to create authentic Japanese flavors in your own kitchen. Hiriko Shimbo an authority on Japanese cuisine will introduce you to six sauces that can be made, then kept on hand so that prep work becomes a breeze and to traditional Japanese cooking techniques that can be applied to American produce, meat, and fish.

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New Ooey, Gooey CM Baking Mixes


I always have a sense of accomplishment when I pull a beautiful baked good out of the oven.  There is something about the sweet smell in the kitchen and also the anticipation of sharing my newest masterpiece with the people I care about.  So when our two newest Central Market baking mixes were dropped on my desk you know that I had to try them out.

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Wishing You a Basket Full of Mangos


What a great little fruit with so much versatility. While the texture and flesh will vary from variety to variety, the thing they keep in common is their sweetness. Every day it seems like there is a new way to incorporate a mango into some type of recipe or just into your general way of life. 

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Molecular Gastronomy for the Rest of Us


Have you always wished you could join the ranks of molecular gastronomy chefs like Ferran Adria, Heston Blumenthal or Wylie Dufresne? Have you been daydreaming of foams and spheres? Cuisine R-Evolution Molecular Gastronomy Kits help you bring your culinary creativity to the next level.

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A Quick Guide to French Cooking Terms


Don’t know apéritif from amuse-bouche? Curious about bouquet garni? Confused by mise en place or mirepoix? Then browse this reference guide to French cooking terms and impress your friends at your next soirée. (Yep, that’s French for party.)

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Vidalia Sweet Onions Are Back at Central Market


Celebrity chef Bobby Flay once said of Southeast Georgia’s pride and joy: “Vidalia onions aren’t just the most famous onions in the world; I think they may be the only famous onions in the world.” But perhaps more interesting is this mild, sweet onion grown only in 13 Georgia counties (and portions of seven others) is really a happy accident.

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