Our 2013 Foodie Faves


Well this time year it seems almost impossible to escape a list of what was hot this last year, and after 365 busy days we have searched out a lot of great things this year, but there are definitely a few standout products from this year that we really love. In no particular order, here is our must-have grocery list from 2013.

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A Taste of Tuscany


When I think of Tuscany, I immediately and overwhelmingly think of the food.  Sure, there is also a long list of amazing wines, art around every corner in Florence, picturesque hill towns with more towers than people, and many more incredible aspects to this region in the heart of Italy.  But the food, the food… is unlike anywhere else.

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Your Holiday Ham Is Ready for Its Close-up


With Turkey Day behind us, Christmastime is all about the ham. Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Honey-glazed, Spiral-Sliced hams are ready to take center stage on your holiday table. 

(Let’s go back to that for a second: Applewood Smoked Honey-Glazed Ham. Your mouth should be watering. Right. About. Now.) 

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Chocolate Sale? Sweet!


Whether you need stocking stuffers, party favors, simple gifts, or just a sweet treat, Central Market’s selection of rich chocolates on sale now through December 24th promise something for all chocolate lovers. Here is a look at five of the scrumptious chocolates we have on sale:

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Give Your Favorite Foodie the Gift of Chocolate


Is your favorite foodie your BFF (Best Foodie Forever)? Show ‘em with the basket full of some of the most elegant, decadent premium Prestat Chocolate Boxes and Galler Mini Bars Gift Boxes from Europe.

Now through December 18, save $5 on Prestat Chocolate Boxes and $7 on Galler Mini Bars Gift Boxes, the perfect presents for anyone’s sweet tooth. At these deals, we’ve made it even easier for you to follow the Ultimate Chocolate-Buying Strategy – otherwise known as "one for them, one for me …" 

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Celebrations on the Half Shell


This time of year, turkeys and hams get a lot of love, they are the go-to centerpiece for most holiday gatherings, but there are so many other options just across from the Market in the Seafood department it seems unfair not to mention a few favorites.

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Add a Little Sparkle to Your Party


Some people still get confused with what to call different categories of bubbly wine such as Cava, Champagne, and Prosecco. "Sparkling Wine" is generally accepted as the catch-all phrase but I'm not sure the whole category wouldn't be better served by going first and foremost by "Magic Wine". You can explain to me with scientific jargon the ways beautiful bubbles are added all day long but at the end of that day it's all magic to me.

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Make Room in the Cellar - Fab 5 Wine Sale


I used to half-jokingly say that my favorite varietal of wine was "on sale," but all joking aside, this week (12/4-12/10) that statement might be true, because all wines with a price ending in "5" are on sale. This means that you can choose from over 200 carefully selected, diverse wines that you won't find anywhere else in Texas.

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Make the Season Bright


The holidays are the perfect time to add a little bit extra to your doorways, mantels, or tables, and really capture the magic of the season.  With that in mind, I sat and chatted with Sarah Dyer, our floral buyer, about 2013 decorating trends and how to intermix new elements into classic Christmas decor.

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