Pancakes + Bacon 4-Ever


Everybody knows Pancakes and Bacon are BFFs. We see them hanging out together all the time, especially on weekends. So we couldn’t very well host a proper Bacon Fest without inviting Pancakes.  And, boy, are we glad we did.

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Sprinkle Bacon on Anything & Everything


Fragrant and flavorful Amola Bacon Salt is a versatile table salt (and a Central Market exclusive!) made with only two ingredients — sea salt and pork. It provides food with a smoky, meaty pork flavor, and let me tell you, it’s the real deal: real bacon, real sea salt, real tasty. 

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Hog Heaven


When pigs fly…into your mouth…you know we’re kicking off Bacon Fest; the glorious two weeks when we celebrate the amazing food that makes everything better. 

 

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What’s Your Bacon Style


For our annual Bacon Fest, we are bringing you more than 75 varieties of specialty and artisan bacons in our Market and Deli, which means you have more than 75 different ways to let your bacon imagination take you beyond breakfast. Here are some basics of bacons to help you get started.

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How do you say bacon in Spanish? “Delicious!”


The famous Spanish Ibérico pigs — also called Pata Negra, which translates to black hoof — have roamed the old growth oak forests of the Salamanca and Cordoba mountains in western Spain for hundreds of years, eating wild herbs and acorns. This idyllic setting and regional diet results in the exquisite Jamón Ibérico, a rich, nutty pork meat hailed as the finest in the world.  

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Four Steps to Good Grillin'


Grilling is one of the easiest, quickest -- and tastiest -- ways to cook fish, including the stars of our Hawaiian Seafood Celebration. The sturdier and fattier fish, like Tuna and Swordfish, really grill beautifully. Mahi Mahi, Monchong, Opah and Kampachi are also totally grill-worthy, so fire up the flame (It’s February in Texas, for goodness sake!), and let’s get grilling!

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Oscar Worthy Concession Stand


If you are a award show fan like I am, then you know this weekend is the big one. The Academy Awards. And this means, I am currently in the process of getting ready for my annual Oscars viewing party. Prepping ballots for my guest to vote on, double checking I have my DVR set to all the right times, and most importantly planning the menu.

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Help! I've Never Bought Fish Before!


New to cooking seafood? Well, this is exciting! We love introducing people to new food adventures.  And  good for you for trying something new in the kitchen! Our Hawaiian Seafood Celebration is the perfect time to try cooking fish. To help get your feet wet in the world of seafood, we’ve put together a quick guide about what exactly you’re looking at in the seafood case, how much you’ll need for a dinner party, and what tools make prep easier.

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Pick Poke


L.A. and NYC are wild about poke (POH-kay). A fleet of restaurants with names like Okee Poke and Pokeworks are popping up to serve the traditional Hawaiian fish salad, which is like a deconstructed sushi roll in a bowl. It’s made with large cuts of tuna marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and green onions, served along side rice. 

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Elusive Opah


An enormous silver disc with white speckles, tiny crimson fins and golden eyes, the Opah (Moonfish) is quite a looker — but not often seen. Opah prefer the deep sea and don't swim in eas-to-catch schools, making these elusive fish a seafood prize!

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