Your Mother-in-Law Was Right

Well, at least about kimchi. And only according to an old Korean legend.

As the story goes, Korean tradition calls for a new bride to learn the recipe for kimchi, a condiment made from pickled vegetables and still found in Korean homes and restaurants, from her mother-in-law.

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Some Like It Hot. Others, Scorching.

We’re known to crow about our ability to handle anything spicy. Most of us haven’t met High Octane Hot Sauces and Salsas. Central Market is the first retailer to carry Kevin Billings' four salsas and five hot sauces made in small batches just outside of Houston. 

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Pub Grub

Alex Albone’s Pipers Crisp Potato Chips are as unique as their home country. The chips gained somehwat of a cult following when they began as staples in pubs around England. Who doesn't like chips n' ale, right?

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Are You Ready for This Jelly?

Not all jams are created equal. That's probably because not all jams, preserves, and marmalades are have three generations of preserve-making experience in every jar.  Blake Hill Preserves do.

Artisan jam producers Vicky Allard and Joe Hanglin discovered the two hundred year-old Blake Hill Farm nestled in the quiet hamlet of Grafton Village in Vermont's Green Mountains. With fruit trees growing as far as the eye can see, it seemed like the perfect place to settle into the family business. 

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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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Tre Numeri Parmesan, the King of Formaggi

Cheese is a staple on any Italian dinner table. For Passport Italy, we’ve stocked our shelves with over 30 fine Italian cheeses and invited cheesemakers to share their specialties with in-store visits and samplings.

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Sauced is Our Favorite Flavor

Since we’re all about grilling in the Lone Star State, it’s no surprise that we’ve got master Texas chefs coming up with sauces just for the occasion. That’s what Chef Charles Mayes did with his line of Austin Josie’s Grilling Sauces and Salad Dressings. 

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Beer Lovers, Say Cheese!

La Casearia Carpenedo near Treviso, Italy, has combined two of our favorite things—beer and cheese—to create Dolomitico alla Birra. 

Fresh, raw, mild-and-creamy blue cheese is flavorfully intoxicated with barley malt and double malt beer that makes your taste buds tingle. And not just any double malt beer, but, as the name implies, this cheese is made with Birra Dolomiti made in Italy's Dolomites mountain range where it's infused with pure, fresh water from rock springs. 

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You’ll Scream for Ice Cream. Literally!

Now this is an ice cream for Texas if there ever was one. Bonfatto’s Spice Cream Ice Cream started life as – wait for it – hot sauce for wings.

Here's the story: While at a food show displaying those award-winning wing sauces, third-generation Bonfatto family-member David Letterman (no, not that David Letterman) and his wife faced 100-degree heat with no end in sight. (That sounds familiar, right?)

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