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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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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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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Set Your Holiday Table with New Side Dishes


Our expert Chefs have found yet another way to up the delicious quotient of your Holiday meals. This year our expert team has crafted a host of new side dishes to wow your holiday guests.

And we do love side dishes. Not only do they add a burst of color to your table, but they are the awesome supporting actors to your star turkey. Be warned, though. Our new sides are so delicious, they just might steal the spotlight.

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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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The Star of Your Holiday Meal is Here


This year introduce a new leading lady to your Thanksgiving dinner table. Juicy, tender, and filled with flavor, Mary’s Free-Range All-Natural Turkeys are ready for their close-up this holiday season.

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Browse Our Holiday Guide for Your Perfect Meal


With family and friends gathering 'round your table this Holiday season, let us help make sure your table properly dressed. Central Market's 2014 Holiday Guide is full of delicious and delectable must-haves for this Holiday season, whether you need appetizers, desserts, side dishes, center pieces, full meals, or all of the above.

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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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