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.

Go-To Guide: How To Grill Burgers and Dogs


Americans have a love affair with burgers. Nothing beats one grilled fresh in your own backyard and topped with your favorite condiments. From natural Angus burgers to signature seasoned turkey burgers to sausages made in-house, we know how to patty, er, party.

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Go-To Guide: How To Grill Beef


We Texans love our steak, and it starts with excellent beef. Central Market Natural Angus beef is raised without added hormones or antibiotics, aged a minimum of 14 days for tenderness and flavor, and trimmed in-house by our expert butchers.

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Go-To Guide: A Grilling Primer


First of all, let’s get this straight: Grilling is not the same as barbecuing, although the two words are often used interchangeably. In grilling, we’re talking hot, quick, open cooking. Barbecuing is slow, covered cooking. Barbecuing works best with big cuts of meat—briskets, whole pigs and goats, slabs of ribs. Grilling, as you’ll see, works best with everything.

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Featured Cooking Classes for Thrill of the Grill


Learn to grill with skill in our cooking school during our 16th annual Thrill of the Grill, April 11-24. Join our cooking school staff and featured instructors Shubhra Ramineni (pictured) and James King, who share tips and tricks for success in the kitchen. Or get a grip on grilling wild game with a representative from Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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A Quick Guide to Fresh Herbs


Don’t know mint from marjoram? Always wondered what to do with lemon grass? Not to worry. Here’s a little tutorial about a few fresh herbs, as provided by our friends at Generation Farms. (We couldn’t say it better ourselves.)

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Here's the Beef About Central Market Steaks


We take great care to offer the very best tasting and highest quality steaks you can find. It starts with certified Angus cattle fed a supervised corn diet and raised without added hormones or antibiotics—ever.

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A Cook’s Best Friend: Farmhouse Kitchens Hand-Rolled Butter


At Farmhouse Kitchens, a third-generation creamery, they’ve been making hand rolled butter with Wisconsin grade A milk for more than 60 years. What does that mean, you ask? It means the butter is taken from the churn manually—as opposed to pumped mechanically—and hand rolled and wrapped in paper in the traditional way.

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Turn Thanksgiving Day Leftovers Into Chile Turkey Enchiladas


There are two types of holiday eaters: those who look forward to leftovers and those that dread them. Whichever category you fall into, you won’t be able to resist this second-run delicacy created by Bryan at CM Cooks in Dallas. The beauty is in the simplicity—only four ingredients—and the exciting new flavor.

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