Reel It In: Fresh Hawaiian Seafood


Hawaii. Home to tumbling waterfalls, active volcanoes, and a rainbowed assortment of incredible fish and seafood. Here in Texas, the natural glories of the Aloha State can seem out of reach. And when it comes to rainforests and lava, you’re right. 

But fresh Hawaiian seafood? We bring the authentic taste of island life to you, straight from the deep blue Pacific, seven days a week! 

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Take Your Popcorn Beyond Butter


Most everyone can agree that popcorn makes quick, easy snack that's almost perfect every time. The best part about popcorn? It cures just about every snack craving. You just have to know how to make it.

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Super, Super Tuscan


So here is the scoop, this is the wine sale, that our wine buyer has been most excited about since last October, when the first details were in just in the works. Gaja (pronounced "guy-uh") Ca'Marcanda Magari is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and truly a wine lovers wine.

Keep in mind we only get one shot at this wine each year for a very short period, and every year the inventory of Gaja's Magari Super Tuscan goes as quickly as it arrives. 

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We Get It. You're Really Into Chocolate


Because, let's be honest, REALLY is the only way to be into chocolate, and for the next two weeks, we've got your back. Our aisles are packed with chocolate in all its fabulous forms, from crowd-pleasing classics to the avant-garde. 

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Citrus Pairings


I love a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc as well as puckery citrus-forward IPAs, but often I have difficulty in deciding what to pair with a beverage so citrus forward, or the other way around, looking for an adult beverage to pair with food that has tart featured front and center. With that in mind, I posed these quandaries to our Dallas Wine and Beer team, and as always, they came back to me with more than enough food (and drink) for thought. 

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Cooking with Citrus and Virginia


After the first time I saw Virginia Willis in our Cooking School I started regularly checking her website for recipe ideas, she seems to have a secret path to my Southern heart, and when I happened across a recipe for Spicy Chicken with Clementines, I knew it must be fate or citrus season or both.

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But Wait... There Are More Ways to Use It


Cooking is the natural first path for any Foodie when thinking about what to do with a new item, including this month's peak of season citrus fruit, but these amazing acidic fruits are awesome for so many other projects around your kitchen and home.  

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Meet the Finger Lime


Often referred to as the "Caviar of Citrus" this unique and hard to find item is nothing new at Central Market. What exactly is a finger lime?  That's the great part about describing this little citrus gem from Australia, it can be whatever your imagination wants it to be.

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Fresh Juice Is Just The Beginning


Let's be honest, January can be kind of dull. The twinkle lights have come down, the parties invitations have slowed to a trickle, and well it is cold and gray outside, but not inside the produce department of your Central Market, in fact you might say it is time to Bite into Citrus.

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New Year, New Lunch


As you might expect, lunchtime at Central Market can be very interesting, often it involves taste testing a new product in development, trying something that just landed in the produce department, or a sample of anything our Cheese Buyer might have. All in all I'm really lucky, but that luck doesn't mean I'm immune to the sad desk lunch. Sadly, for my tastebuds, it happened all too often.

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