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.

Central Market No-Fail 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 way in which it seems to unveil itself. One misstep and, well, it’s a mess and so are you.

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The Ultimate Holiday Side Dish


There was one year, just one, that someone forgot the mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day, and it nearly sent my house into a state of panic. Questions like "can you still make them" or "is there a box of instant somewhere in the back of the pantry" were the first reactions. Then, mumbles of "I can't believe no one remembered the ultimate holiday side dish" were heard for the rest of the day.

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The Best of Fall Apples


What is not to love about apples? They are sweet, healthy, and fit right in your hand. And this year's apple crop has been nothing short of fantastic. So, with all the beautiful apples filling our bins, we are often asked, which apple to use when. Now, thanks to the help of our Produce Buyers, we created this great reference for all your fall apple quandaries.

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The Big Cheesy: Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


In my opinion there is not a lot you can do to mess up a grilled cheese sandwich, but you can definitely take this simple sandwich to the next level with a few well balanced combinations like sweet and salty or creamy and tangy. Try the best of our melt-tastic Alpine cheese collection and amp up your grilled cheese game, with these combinations.

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Don't Mind If We Fondue


Fondue can bring back the image of a 70's house party, but this Swiss dish that dates back as far as 1699 is a hearty peasant food that never went out of style, it is hearty, warming, and begging for a piece of crusty bread and friends to share with.

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Simple Substitution


I love finding new ways to use a product, and for the last year or so that is substituting The Greek Gods® Yogurt instead of sour cream in my favorite recipe. If you are up for a sweet treat, then this Orange Cake is the perfect pairing of cake, orange and yogurt.

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A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That


We’ve spiced up Central Market Bulk Seasonings & Rubs, Salts, and Spices to include exclusive, custom-made blends using only the highest-quality premium ingredients found locally and around the world. 

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Put Your Heart on the Grill


This summer I can not seem to get enough of my favorite grilled artichokes drizzled with drawn lemon butter.

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Up Your Grilling Game


The weather is getting warmer outside, which means the grills are getting hotter. And if you are anything like me you can fall into a routine of what to grill. Burgers, chicken, and grilled veggies are fantastic, but here are few new ideas before high stakes grill season kicks off.

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'Nduja: Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Enjoy


The minute I first tried this spicy, spreadable, cured sausage I knew that it would become a regular part of my culinary repertoire. Pronounced en-doo-ja, this new item from La Quercia is one of my very favorite Passport Italy treats. Here is why...

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