Holiday Gift Ideas For Foodies From Kent Rathbun

The North Texas Food Bank's Hunger & Thirst Calendar, featuring Chef Kent's recipes and Pat Haverfield's photos.

Has the foodie in your life has been longing for a cookbook or other tasty treats from celebrity chef, Kent Rathbun? You are in luck.  With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about choosing a calendar for 2011 to get organized at home and in the kitchen.

Chef Kent, Pat Haverfield and The North Texas Food Bank unveil the 2011 Hunger and Thirst Calendar. The Food Bank sells this calendar during the holidays to raise awareness and money for hunger. This is the first year that the calendar has recipe cards! So for those of you who have been waiting for a cookbook from Kent, here you go!

These 13 recipes are exclusive to this  Cookbook Calendar. What a great way to enhance your kitchen with magnificent food photography, learn new recipes and kick hunger in America.

Each month features one of Chef Kent’s signature recipes with a recipe cut-out card and a two dollar off coupon for Kent Rathbun Elements (a collection of sauces, dressings, spices and marinades made exclusively for the home chef).

The Hunger and Thirst Calendar is exclusively sold at the Dallas and Plano Central Market locations and at for $19.95 with 100 percent of proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank. The calendar purchase provides 80 meals for hungry North Texans.

Bring Kent Rathbun Home For The Holidays

Are you going out of town for the holidays and would like to have Lobster Shooters for all your family to try? Or would you just like to relax and order Chef Kent’s Seasoned Pork Ribs (think Jasper’s), Candied Yams, Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole, Bourbon Cream Corn, or Wild Mushroom Bisque for  Christmas?

You now have access to all Rathbun’s delicious treats in the 2010 Neiman Marcus Holiday Book. It is the perfect place to shop for that hard to find gift for the foodie, where they will be offering holiday gift sets of Kent Rathbun Elements!!

Chef Kent Rathbun’s Central Market Tour in September

Come by and see Chef Kent Rathbun and learn more about Kent Rathbun Elements: Products for the Home Chef at Central Market on Lovers Lane in Dallas on September 22, 2100 from  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Award winning Chef, Kent Rathbun has partnered with Central Market to launch his own exclusive line of products for their Texas stores. The Kent Rathbun Elements collection offers an assortment of products, all designed with the at-home cook in mind. Ranging from sauces and dressings to spices and marinades, the assortment captures Rathbun’s signature style with a unique blend of flavors needed to make easy and affordable meals every day.

Central Market – Ft Worth
September 24 (with the Brewmaster from Rahr & Sons) –
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Market – Westheimer, Houston
September 27 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Market – North Lamar Blvd, Austin
September 28 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Market – Broadway, San Antonio
September 29 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Market – Plano
September 30 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Market – Southlake
October 1 (with the Brewmaster from Pyramid)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Abacas, Jasper’s and Blue Plate Special are Concierge Connection Preferred Restaurants. For more information about Chef Kent’s Restaurants