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.

Aromatic and Dramatic: The Buddha's Hand

What do you do with this? Besides using it as a prop in your homemade sci-fi moview, and you can do that if you want, but these fragrant “lemon fingers” have useful purposes and are actually quite beautiful.

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Celebrations on the Half Shell

This time of year, turkeys and hams get a lot of love, they are the go-to centerpiece for most holiday gatherings, but there are so many other options just across from the Market in the Seafood department it seems unfair not to mention a few favorites.

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Cooking by Color

Confession: I used to be a picky eater. If it looked funny, smelled funny, touched anything else, or was difficult to pronounce, I wanted no part of it. My favorite meal kept it simple -- pot roast, rice, a baked potato and a wheat roll. Nutrition was not my top priority. I was not worried about a balanced diet, vitamins, or minerals. 

But I have always been easily distracted by color.  And that’s how my mother tricked me.

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The Sexy, New Superfruit is Now at Central Market

Yuzu, a citrus fruit, is gaining global fame as the next big superfruit, and it's the new star in our Produce department. 

The fruit is originally from East Asia, where it grows wild in China, and has been cultivated in Japan and Korea since the Tang Dynasty in 618-907 A.D. 

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Filotea Pasta Tasting In-Store This Sunday

Antonio Lupini of Filotea is flying in from Italy for a special pasta tasting at the Dallas Lovers store this Sunday, September 22. He'll join our Foodie team in the Specialty Foods area to do what we do best - entice you with amazing new products and mouthwatering demonstrations. It's what makes Central Market a cut above other stores, much like Filotea is a cut above other pastas.  

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Labor Day’s Rule

Over the last few years we have begun to see that when it comes to the rules of wine, there are very few.  I actually only have one rule that is true across the board, a great wine, at a great price, is a must have.  Especially when it is a classically styled Cab from Napa. 

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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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