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.

Want a Dash of Roasted Hatch? Reach For This.


Chef Milton’s Smoked Atlantic Sea Salt with Genuine Hatch Chile Peppers is shaking up Central Market stores with its robust flavor and ease of use. If you want that smoky-roasty sensation but you’re too busy (or hot!) to fire up the grill, grab a bottle of this and start shaking.

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Gluten Free: Easier Than I Thought It Would Be


I put off trying new things for way too long. I’m so stubborn that the more people recommend something, the less I want to do it. Some may call me a contrarian, even to the point of my own detriment, and those people would be right. I’ll say no just for the sake of saying no. Then one day I'll wake up and decide to do something, but only after I’ve convinced myself that it was my own idea. So, I’ve been gluten-free for 60 days now, and I cannot believe I didn’t think of it sooner. Why didn’t anyone tell me?

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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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