What�s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

For nearly 70 years the Schiltz family, of South Dakota, has been in the goose business, creating a goose that has rich, dark meat, including the breast, and is more full bodied than turkey. The family has also perfected their smoking technique over the years, to allow the birds to take on just the right amount of hickory smoke.

Not only are the seven to ten pound geese a visual masterpiece, but are easy to serve because they are fully-cooke, ready-to-carve, and superbly tender any way you slice it.  Enjoy ready-to-eat from the refrigerator, serve at room temperature or simply warm in the oven for 60 minutes at 350°F.  Then, remember to visit our Wine department for a recommendation, goose invites a myriad of wine pairing possibilities.

What�s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

For nearly 70 years the Schiltz family, of South Dakota, has been in the goose business, creating a goose that has rich, dark meat, including the breast, and is more full bodied than turkey. The family has also perfected their smoking technique over the years, to allow the birds to take on just the right amount of hickory smoke.

Not only are the seven to ten pound geese a visual masterpiece, but are easy to serve because they are fully-cooke, ready-to-carve, and superbly tender any way you slice it.  Enjoy ready-to-eat from the refrigerator, serve at room temperature or simply warm in the oven for 60 minutes at 350°F.  Then, remember to visit our Wine department for a recommendation, goose invites a myriad of wine pairing possibilities.

Hansel and Gretel Eat Your Heart Out

I know that I am not the only one who can be nostalgic about these minature works of art.  There was always the thrill of finding just the right place for the last pepermint or gumdrop, so it is no wonder that stories of these spiced structures span countires and genearations.

Our artisan bakers a make European-style gingerbread using the best ingredients and a 400-year-old traditional Lebkuchen recipe. Then, guided by our team of instructors, and your unlimited creativity, participants will decorate a one-of-a-kind memory to take home. 

Classes are available at the following Cooking Schools:

Austin North Lamar

12/1 – 10am
12/2 – 10am* and 5pm

Dallas Lovers Lane

12/9 – 2pm
12/16 – 2pm*

Dallas Preston Royal
12/1 – 10am

Fort Worth

12/1 – 12pm
12/2 – 12pm
12/22 – 12pm
12/23 – 12pm

Houston

12/2 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/9 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/16 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/22 – 10am* and 2pm*

Plano

12/15 – 10am and 1pm
12/22 – 10am and 1pm

San Antonio
12/16 – 2pm

Southlake
12/15 – 10am and 1:30pm*

*Classes are currently waitlisted.

See all other Cooking School classes on our website.

Hansel and Gretel Eat Your Heart Out

I know that I am not the only one who can be nostalgic about these minature works of art.  There was always the thrill of finding just the right place for the last pepermint or gumdrop, so it is no wonder that stories of these spiced structures span countires and genearations.

Our artisan bakers a make European-style gingerbread using the best ingredients and a 400-year-old traditional Lebkuchen recipe. Then, guided by our team of instructors, and your unlimited creativity, participants will decorate a one-of-a-kind memory to take home. 

Classes are available at the following Cooking Schools:

Austin North Lamar

12/1 – 10am
12/2 – 10am* and 5pm

Dallas Lovers Lane

12/9 – 2pm
12/16 – 2pm*

Dallas Preston Royal
12/1 – 10am

Fort Worth

12/1 – 12pm
12/2 – 12pm
12/22 – 12pm
12/23 – 12pm

Houston

12/2 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/9 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/16 – 10am* and 2pm*
12/22 – 10am* and 2pm*

Plano

12/15 – 10am and 1pm
12/22 – 10am and 1pm

San Antonio
12/16 – 2pm

Southlake
12/15 – 10am and 1:30pm*

*Classes are currently waitlisted.

See all other Cooking School classes on our website.

Central Market Gift Baskets – Signed, Sealed, Delicious

Pre-designed gift basket, that are wrapped and ready for pickup in all shapes and sizes or custom make one to order with the help of our in-store experts. From large corporate orders to a delightful hostess gift, we can create a beautiful basket to fit any taste or budget.
 
Perennial favorites like the Texas themed basket packed with Native Texan salsas, chips, and chewy pralines or the Munchie basket with every type of of crunchy treat you can think of.  Fresh fruit baskets, cheeses, wines, or any of our specialties products such as coffees, teas, chocolates, can be crafted into a basket.
 
Beautifully wrapped with festive ribbon, each treat is perfectly stacked and hand placed into our baskets. Call your store and just ask for gift baskets.

Central Market Gift Baskets – Signed, Sealed, Delicious

Pre-designed gift basket, that are wrapped and ready for pickup in all shapes and sizes or custom make one to order with the help of our in-store experts. From large corporate orders to a delightful hostess gift, we can create a beautiful basket to fit any taste or budget.
 
Perennial favorites like the Texas themed basket packed with Native Texan salsas, chips, and chewy pralines or the Munchie basket with every type of of crunchy treat you can think of.  Fresh fruit baskets, cheeses, wines, or any of our specialties products such as coffees, teas, chocolates, can be crafted into a basket.
 
Beautifully wrapped with festive ribbon, each treat is perfectly stacked and hand placed into our baskets. Call your store and just ask for gift baskets.

Central Market Gift Baskets – Signed, Sealed, Delicious

Pre-designed gift basket, that are wrapped and ready for pickup in all shapes and sizes or custom make one to order with the help of our in-store experts. From large corporate orders to a delightful hostess gift, we can create a beautiful basket to fit any taste or budget.
 
Perennial favorites like the Texas themed basket packed with Native Texan salsas, chips, and chewy pralines or the Munchie basket with every type of of crunchy treat you can think of.  Fresh fruit baskets, cheeses, wines, or any of our specialties products such as coffees, teas, chocolates, can be crafted into a basket.
 
Beautifully wrapped with festive ribbon, each treat is perfectly stacked and hand placed into our baskets. Call your store and just ask for gift baskets.

Molecular Gastronomy for the Rest of Us

As a bit of a food nerd myself, I’ve always wondered what you would need to make an olive out of olive oil, or melon foam, or a liquid pea ravioli. Seeing it done on television by a professional chef in a shiny kitchen filled with equipment doesn’t make me feel like it’s something I can pull off at home.

These kit brings molecular gastronomy to your door with five pre-measured food additives, all the tools you need, as well as detailed recipes and techniques for Gelification, Spherification, Emulsification and Siphone Whipping on a DVD included in the kit. I think my next step is an avant-garde dinner party for the holidays – maybe with a honey mustard foam on the ham and spherical eggnog raviolis for dessert.

Kits are available at the following Central Market Cooking Schools:

  • Austin North Lamar
  • Fort Worth*
  • Houston*
  • Plano
  • San Antonio
  • Southlake

*  also offerning the Cocktail R-Evolution Kit

Go on… play with your food!

Molecular Gastronomy for the Rest of Us

As a bit of a food nerd myself, I’ve always wondered what you would need to make an olive out of olive oil, or melon foam, or a liquid pea ravioli. Seeing it done on television by a professional chef in a shiny kitchen filled with equipment doesn’t make me feel like it’s something I can pull off at home.

These kit brings molecular gastronomy to your door with five pre-measured food additives, all the tools you need, as well as detailed recipes and techniques for Gelification, Spherification, Emulsification and Siphone Whipping on a DVD included in the kit. I think my next step is an avant-garde dinner party for the holidays – maybe with a honey mustard foam on the ham and spherical eggnog raviolis for dessert.

Kits are available at the following Central Market Cooking Schools:

  • Austin North Lamar
  • Fort Worth*
  • Houston*
  • Plano
  • San Antonio
  • Southlake

*  also offerning the Cocktail R-Evolution Kit

Go on… play with your food!

Kuleto Cabernet a California Classic

Wow! From the moment the bottle is open to the last drop, this wine expresses the richness and prestige that is Napa Cabernet. This winery was founded in 1992, by vintner and restaurateur Pat Kuleto, in the eastern volcanic mountains of Napa.  There are many varietals are grown in the Kuleto estate, but it's obvious that Cabernet is the focus from this great winery.

Kuleto 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of all estate fruit, aged for 28 months in a combination of French and American oak. Which gives the wine such a velvety richness that will outshine wines that are priced at more than $80 a bottle.

The wine is dry with a pleasing hint of sweetness. Raspberries, currants, and blackberries are the fruit components that immediately hit the palate, flowing to a chewy vanilla finish with a hint of cedar. Receiving 92 points in Wine Spectator and priced at $49.95, Kuleto is the definition of bang for your buck. Perfect topper for your holiday table or gift for you holiday list. Kuleto is found exclusively at Central Market.