Articles featuring “Cooking School”:

Learn To Cook Chinese Food


Next time you want Chinese food, don't order out, make it yourself! Join our upcoming cooking class and you'll discover the secrets to authentic Chinese home cooking with Kian Lam Kho — chef, culinary instructor, author and James Beard Award nominee!

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Coffee and Cooking Come Together


If you like to cook and love coffee, you'll perk up at this news! Our Cooking Schools are getting in on the Coffee Week fun with several classes that bring coffee into the kitchen.

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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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Dads: Great Guys, Tough Customers


If you are anything like me, every year around this time you start searching high and low for something great for Father's Day, because it's hard to find a gift for the man who seemingly has everything. You want something special, something that goes beyond grilling or tools or grilling tools.

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Discover Beers Across America


Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year again, time to cool down with your favorite brew, because our annual ode to all things barley, hops, and yeast begins on Wednesday, June 10th. we want to make sure you are in the know. 

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Eat Mexico with Lesley Tellez


Cookbook author, blogger, and all-around Mexican food authority, Lesley Tellez, is stopping by our Cooking School in July, and we wanted to whet your appetite.

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Quick Sips for the Holiday Weekend


Happy Easter and Passover! Here are just a few wine suggestions that would pair perfectly with what many of you will be eating over the next days.

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Lighten Up, Y'all


Author and Chef Virginia Willis shares in her own words why she wrote her newest cookbook, Lighten Up, Y'all, and why she hopes to see you in classes in our Cooking Schools next week

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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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Making the Central Market Anniversary Cookbook


A little more than a year ago, we started talking about creating a new cookbook to be part of our 20th anniversary. Over the next nine months, we read through countless recipes, nitpicked over fonts, photos, colors, and spent a lot of time double checking we spelled everyones name correctly. Making the 20th Anniversary Cookbook, was a blast, and now that the books are in stores, we thought you might enjoy some of the behind the scene photos and notes from making the book.

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Celebrating Twenty Years of Loving Food


Central Market has always been a different sort of grocery store, starting with our globe-trotting team of Partners who were given the mandate to discover and taste the fresh market bounty from around the world. With the passion and perseverance of this pioneering team, our first Central Market opened on a unique bit of Austin land in 1994, and a food revolution was born.

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Dallas Lovers Welcomes Dave Phinney of Orin Swift


The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying.” During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. 

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Woo-Hoo It's Almost Wine Week


Save the date! Central Market Wine Week begins on July 9th, and to say that our glasses are half full is something of an understatement. We will be featuring wine for every food and food for every wine, including your favorite varietals, top winemakers, and more all through July 15th.

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing - New Twist on an Old Craft


When Rassul Zarinfar was a student at Rice University he was a bit of a home brew enthusiast. Little did he know that this would eventually become his life’s passion. After Rice, he spent a few years working for a local beer distributer honing his brewing skills, then took some time off to head to Massachusetts, and get his MBA, from Harvard.

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In Vino Veritas


Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and its cooling breezes, Italy is a sun-filled garden where grapes thrive and wine is a way of life. The country is closing in on France as the number one wine-producing country in the world. More than 3,000 wines are crafted in Italy, and during Passport Italy we are featuring 150 of the country’s most prestigious labels in our stores, along with over 40 of Italy’s most talented winemakers.

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Learn To Do Al Dente Right


Central Market is bringing some of Italian cuisine’s most celebrated chefs to Texas during Passport Italy! Find out when these culinary artists will be visiting your favorite store.

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Cheers! Salud¡ & Clang Clang… Come Join Us for a Toast!


There is a new local can hitting our shelves, and we could not be more excited, so we thought we would throw them a party. So please join us and help us welcome Four Corners Brewery to the Central Market family during their canning release party at Dallas Lovers.

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Are You Obsessed with Your Daily Grind?


If you can’t live without your daily cup of coffee, grab your favorite mug and get thee to your local store, for Know Your Joe, this year’s coffee event. It's your chance to sip some of the best coffees the world has to offer, meet the coffee growers and farmers who produce them, and learn how to brew the best cup of coffee possible. 

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Gingerbread House Decorating


Whether you prefer a traditional Tudor or something a bit more mid-century modern, there is a spot in one of our gingerbread house decorating classes that will allow you to craft your own home, sweet home.

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Seize the Cheese


Are you really into cheese? I mean, are you really into cheese? Could you start your own blues club? Do you like a bold goat’s milk cheese, or are you rather sheepish? Have you kept a record of new cheeses you try? Do you call it your cheese log? For the next two weeks, October will be all about cheese: Our annual homage to fromage, Seize the Cheese, begins October 9 and runs through October 22. 

We’re slicing, sampling, and savoring more than 600 different cheeses from all over the globe and right here at home. Whether you’re a cheese newbie or a certified caseophile (fancy words for “cheese-lover”), we promise you’ll learn something new.

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The Little House That Roared


As fun as the idea might be, Martin House Brewery is not inside, adjacent to, or underneath a bird house. The acrobatic Purple Martin is a flying symbol for the adventurous team that built this young, upstart brewery in Fort Worth, TX.

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Treme Book Signing with Lolis Eric Ellie at Central Market Preston Royal


Lolis Eric Elie, New Orleans native and award-winning staff writer and story editor for the HBO series, Treme, joins Central Market Preston Royal for a singing of his new book Treme: Stories and Recipes form the Heart of New Orleans.

On Sunday, August 25th from 2-4pm stop by Preston Royal, meet the author and get a copy of his new book signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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Food for Every Wine. Wine for Every Food.


Indulge in all things red, white and rosé during our wine stroll on Friday, July 12. We want you to celebrate the diversity of wine with us by taking this opportunity to enjoy wine samples from seven countries at over nine stations positioned throughout our store. 

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Texas Chef Tim Byres Makes News & Delicious Barbeque


Texas chef and pit master Tim Byres is making news again cited in the Wall Street Journal as part of the new wave of barbeque chefs in the very tasty barbeque belt, not to mention his spread in this month's Food & Wine Magazine titled "A Pit Master's Guide to Grilling Greatness"

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Grilling with Kent Rathbun at Preston Royal


One thing is for sure, local restaurateur, Kent Rathbun, knows his way around a grill.  And lucky for us he will be at the Central Market Preston Royal door-step on Memorial Day featuring an assortment of his original products and amazing Central Market meats, right on!

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Tim Byres New Book is Smokin' - Smoke: New Firewood Cooking


Since opening restaurants Smoke and Chicken Scratch in Dallas, chef and owner Tim Byres has been named "Best New Chef of the Southwest" and "The People's Best New Chef" by Food & Wine Magazine and has been featured in Southern Living and The New York Times to name a few. Now, his new book Smoke: New Firewood Cooking is also getting hot.

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Curtis Stone, Host of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, at Dallas Lovers Lane


Well known chef Curtis Stone will be visiting our Dallas Lover's Central Market on Friday, April 19 for the release of his newest cookbook, What's for Dinner? Delicious Recipes For A Busy Life. Whether you are looking for healthier fare, living on a budget, or having friends over on Saturday night, you'll find enticing solutions in this new cookbook.

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Italian Heritage, Brazilian Spirit


When a wave of Italian immigrants settled in Brazil in the late 1800s, they began planting vines and cultivating grapes for wine. Today's Brazilian wine makers have upped the ante and gone all in – marrying their old-world traditions with latest advances in wine technology to bring premium Brazilian wines to the forefront, and now to Central Market for Passaporte Brasil

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Central Market Presents Passaporte Brasil


Are you into Brazilian cuisine? I mean, are you really into Cozinha Brasileira? Then prepare yourself for bright colors, fresh fruits, bold coffees, exotic flowers, lively beats, and inspired cuisine during our saúde to Brazil, April 24 - May 7. 

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March Madness in our Cooking School


Explore a variety of cuisines, enjoy wine dinners and get grillin' with help from our team of experts in the Central Market Cooking School.

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From Asti to Zin


Each Monday night our resident wine experts commandeer the cooking school to take you on a tasting tour of the most popular varieties of grapes, that provide us with some of the world’s most sought after wines.

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Central Market Unveils “The Chocolate Collection”


We’re officially unveiling “The Chocolate Collection” February 6th to the 14th, with rich and decadent works of art in every single department. Sample your way through the largest selection of imported and local chocolates in the country, learn surprising ways to cook with chocolate beyond dessert, visit with renowned chocolate makers and chocolatiers, then pick-up dinners and desserts to spice up your Valentine's Day plans.

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Expand Your Repertoire


If your New Year’s resolutions included a commitment to expand your culinary horizons this year, we’re here to help. Explore the culinary world in our Cooking Schools, where classes are taught by our cooking school staff, featured instructors, and celebrity chefs from around the world.

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Learn about Simple Chinese Home Cooking from an Expert


Celebrate the Chinese New Year with recognized expert on Chinese cuisine, Fuchsia Dunlop. Based on her highly praised newest book, which celebrates delicious, everyday recipes from Southern China, Fuchsia Dunlop will introduce you to authentic Chinese food that is easy to reproduce at home.

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Japanese Cooking, Simplified


Discover an easy way to create authentic Japanese flavors in your own kitchen. Hiriko Shimbo an authority on Japanese cuisine will introduce you to six sauces that can be made, then kept on hand so that prep work becomes a breeze and to traditional Japanese cooking techniques that can be applied to American produce, meat, and fish.

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Hansel and Gretel Eat Your Heart Out


Starting tomorrow, we will have hands-on gingerbread house decorating classes offered at our Central Market Cooking Schools throughout the month of December.  A great project for the whole family, the house is ready to decorate and comes with royal icing and mountans of colorful candies —just add creativity.

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Molecular Gastronomy for the Rest of Us


Have you always wished you could join the ranks of molecular gastronomy chefs like Ferran Adria, Heston Blumenthal or Wylie Dufresne? Have you been daydreaming of foams and spheres? Cuisine R-Evolution Molecular Gastronomy Kits help you bring your culinary creativity to the next level.

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Celebrate Books, Authors, and Food


For those who like to read, write, and eat this weekend is made for you, because this weekend is the 16th annual Texas Book Festival in Austin, and included in this year's distinguished line-up of authors, are some of our favorite multi-talented chefs and authors who will show off what they do best at the state capitol and in our cooking school all weekend.

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Alaskan Brewing Has Expanded Our Brewniverse


This weekend Dallas Lovers Lane had the great opportunity to host Alaskan’s brewmaster Rob Day.  We were able to expose customers to this brand that has only been available in Texas for a few months.  After hosting Rob in our beer and wine department where he sampled his beers and signed bottles, our chefs in the cooking school hosted a dinner that showcased the versatility of Alaskan’s beers when pairing with food.

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Celebrate Beer: Expand Your Brewniverse


Our annual beer celebration and tour of brewers returns September 12-25. 

If you’ve been bitten by the craft and artisan beer bug, or fantasized about  switching to a career in beer brewing,  join Central Market as we bring in some of the country’s best brewers and sample enough beers to seriously stretch even a beer aficionado’s ‘brewniverse.'

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Push Your Burger Boundaries June 13-26 at Central Market


Are you really into burgers? Do patties make you melt? Do your burgers show up on best-dressed lists? Are even your shrimp burgers jumbo? Are bison burgers at home on your range? Do your nicknames include the Kaiser of Buns, King Tong, or Count Spatula?

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World-Renowned Chefs and Winemakers Visit Central Market for Passport France


Sure, you can stock your pantry with new French staples, such as Chateau d’Estoublon olive oil, Maison Bruyere cookies, and Les Palais des Thes. Or you can nibble on France’s most famous street food at one of our in-store crêpe stations. You could also take home one of our 20 scratch-made breads and pastries created especially for Passport France. But, in addition to authentic and delicious food, we’re committed to great knowledge.

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Featured Cooking Classes for Thrill of the Grill


Learn to grill with skill in our cooking school during our 16th annual Thrill of the Grill, April 11-24. Join our cooking school staff and featured instructors Shubhra Ramineni (pictured) and James King, who share tips and tricks for success in the kitchen. Or get a grip on grilling wild game with a representative from Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Celebrate the Holidays With a Traditional Tuscan Meal


Gina Stipo, an American who went to Tuscany and never came home, reports that the olive harvest this year was earlier than the usual November 1 because of the draught. Lucky participants on her fall tour got to spend a day harvesting olives and participating in a tasting before moving on to investigate vineyard and crocus farms, whose crop deliver saffron threads.

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Thanksgiving Tips From Cookbook Author and Central Market Featured Chef Virginia Willis


Virginia Willis, chef and author of Bon Appetit, Y’all and the newly released Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, contributes to an article on Thanksgiving traditions around the country in USA Today. You’ll find a delicious recipe for winter greens and butternut squash gratin as well as some great tips for roasting a flavorful, golden brown turkey.

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Oh the Possibilities of Pumpkin


It’s not time for pumpkin pie yet, but here we are with gourds all over the porch. Beyond doorstops and baseball-bat targets, there are countless uses for our festive friends called Jack. So get creative with those big orange globes before they turn to mush.

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Beer Is a Cheese’s Best Friend


During Brewtopia, we welcomed Greg Engert, beer director of Neighborhood Restaurant Group in Washington, D.C., to our cooking school. The renowned beer expert, recognized in Food & Wine as one of the country’s best sommeliers, taught his lucky students how to pair beer with cheese—and that night we learned as much about cheese as we did about the featured craft brews.

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Get Your Fourth Course Certificates for KRLD Restaurant Week Presented by Central Market


Monday, July 18, is an important day for two reasons. First, it’s reservation day for KRLD Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, August 15-22. That means the reservation lines are officially open for your favorite Restaurant Week partners, who are serving a $35 three-course meal from August 15-21, $7 of which supports the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope Home. To click on the full list of participating restaurants, click on the KRLD Restaurant Week maitre’ d logo at KRLD.com.

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Ice Cream Just Got Cooler at Central Market


As the weather heats up, our thoughts turn to delicious treats that can help cool us off. Recently we added two new brands of ice cream to our frozen foods lineup: Graeter’s (available everywhere but Houston) and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Eat a scoop or two solo, or, for a gourmet twist on the old apple-pie-and-vanilla-ice-cream routine, pick up a fruit pie from our bakery and top a slice with one of these dreamy creams. You’ll be astounded by the new flavor combinations.

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