Food briefs: Healthy shopping trip

March 3, 2014 

What: Take a tour through the supermarket, led by registered dietitians and specially trained pharmacists, who will help those with diabetes and their families learn how to make better food choices and identify healthier options.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 12

Where: Shop 'n Save, 4201 N. Belt West, Belleville

Cost: Free

Reservations: In advance to www.shopnsave.com/eatinghealthywithdiabetes or 800-783-0458

SOPHISTICATED PASTAS

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.Thursday

Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $25

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422

Features: Learn how to make five pasta dishes perfect for a weeknight meal, or sophisticated enough for a weekend dinner party.

HOW TO HOST A TEA PARTY

When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost: $24 per person

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422

Features: Learn several ways to host a perfect tea party for your next shower, get together or party. Find out the difference between a cream tea, afternoon tea, and high tea. See how to create easy and delicious menus, how to brew the perfect pot of tea and which teas pair well with the foods. Plus, learn the etiquette and history of taking tea. Enjoy scones, savories, sweets and tea.

Hands On Technique Class: Best Apple Pie

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Eckert's Country Store classroom, Illinois 15 and Green Mount Road, Belleville

Cost: $15

Reservations: Required in advance to 233-0513 or eckerts.com

Features: Get your hands on the dough and the rolling pin and learn a few techniques for making a great apple pie. Learn tips on pie-making and take home your own shell and filling to bake and enjoy.

Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever)

When: 6-7:30 p.m. March 11

Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Cost:$25

Reservations: Required in advance to 618-537-8422

Features: Watch the creation of a meal that gives a big nod to the beautiful country of Ireland, including slow-cooker corned beef or corned beef sandwiches, Corned Beef Hash N Egg Cups (using left overs), herbed potatoes and Irish Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce.

Is Double Dipping Bad?

Ted Allen of "Food Detectives" tested the bacteria levels in a bowl of double dipped dip. He found that double dipping just once transferred as many as 10,000 bacteria from mouth to food.

Kitchendaily.com

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