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.

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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Central Market No Fail Roasted Turkey Guide


The fear of rendering your family’s traditional bird inedible is almost too much to bear for some kitchen novices. Even professionals can be put off not only by the size of the bird, but also the pressure of the event and the trickiness in which it seems to unveil itself. One misstep and, well, it’s overdone and so are you.

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Making a Homemade Pie Is as Easy as Pie


The holidays are upon us, and fresh-baked pies are an essential part of every celebratory feast. But sometimes making a pie can feel like a chore, especially when you’re preparing the rest of the meal, too.

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Fully Delicious Full of Life Flatbread Pizza


Sometimes we don’t have time to cook, but we never want to sacrifice quality or taste for the sake of ease. That’s why Central Market is committed to offering the most delicious frozen foods available. It comes as no surprise, then, that our selection of frozen pizzas and flatbreads is unmatched—both in terms of quality and breadth of variety. Top on our list of must-eats is Full of Life flatbread pizza, the only 100% certified organic and handmade frozen pizza available nationwide, recognized by Men’s Health, Variety and LA Times, among others.

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