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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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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