News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

Don't Forget the Little Things in the Holiday Home Stretch

With only a few hours to go before Turkey Day, you're no doubt ready for a well-deserved "whew!" But regardless whether you're set to roll up your sleeves and get to cooking, or turn on the oven and get to heating, make sure you've checked your list one more time. Don't forget these extras!

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Ohhhh... Christmas Tree!

There are about a million acres of land devoted to growing Christmas trees in the United States, and from those acres millions of trees are cut and shipped around the country, where they will be come the centerpiece of many families Christmas traditions.  This tradition that is a staple for many is actually a fairly new ritual.  Started by the Germans around the 16th century, most American families did not fully adopt the tradition until the mid-19th century.

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Big T Coastal Perfection

I grew up in South Carolina, so when our Dairy and Frozen buyer brought around a crab dip that is handmade in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, I naturally had high expectations. And let me just say that this dip, is simple, fresh, and a true taste of coastal South Carolina.

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What Wine Should I Pair With My...

Smoked turkey? Standing rib roast? In-laws? Well, this question is one that we hear all the time in our wine aisles, but especially now as we all get ready to celebrate the family, friends, and food in our lives. 

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Thanksgiving is Coming! Are You Ready?

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. That's 14 days to pull off a fabulously festive holiday feast. No pressure. And no worries. Because you've got us. First start with our list, and then you know, check it twice. Now, that is an easy way to know when to do everything from shop, brine, and dress to polish, clean, and chill.

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Flavor Flours: A New Way of Baking

Revolutionize your baking.

Innovative baker and cookbook author Alice Medrich, will be in Austin, Dallas, and Houston Cooking Schools this week to introduce you to the flavors and textures of classic treats made with wheat-free flours. Whether you are interested in upping the flavors in your baked goods, like to experiment with ingredients and texture, or are looking for reliable wheat-free recipes, you’ll want to attend Flavor Flours.

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Break Into Bordeaux

When you hear “Bordeaux,” do you immediately think of rare and expensive wines? It's okay, know I am guilty of it too, but what you might not realize is that some of the best values come from this great wine making region in France. 

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This Wiesenzauber is a Wise Choice

This is your favorite new cheese, I know that is a bold statement, but trust me. Wiesenzauber is a creamy, raw cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland, that cheesemaker Philipp Müller, incorporates fresh Alpine herbs into, hence the translation of Wiesenzauber means, enchanted or magic meadow. This cheese is creamy with a subtle, herbaceous flavor that will excite your tastebuds and leave you wanting more.

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Italy is Only a Scoop Away

Just when we thought our gelato was perfect, we found a way to make it better.

Mirroring how authentic gelato is served in Italy, we’re rolling out something new, starting with the gelato bar in our Fort Worth store: We're serving your favorite flavors from a Pozzetti. The chrome dipping case is designed to give you the best tasting gelato possible by reducing exposure to open air, which can cause oxidation.

Don't worry. The gelato you love is still cooling under those shiny lids. Keeping our gelato covered keeps texture soft, smooth, and creamy. The case also allows for better temperature control. With multiple separate temperature settings, our gelatos and sorbets will always be at just the perfect temperature to showcase your favorite flavors. 

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Aged To Perfection

Last year when Zoe Brickley from The Cellars at Jasper Hill came for product demonstrations during Seize The Cheese, and I spent the entire time she was in our store escorting customers to her so that they could try Alpha Tolman. For weeks after, I could barely recommend anything else. Now, during our Alpine Cheese Fest, this classic Alpine style cheese from Vermont, is getting it's well deserved turn in the spotlight. 

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