Fried Green Tomatoes
What: Lunch & Learn cooking demonstration
When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Eckert's Garden Country Store, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville
Reservations: Required to 618-233-0513 or eckerts.com
Features: Ideal for a summer picnic or a down-home Midwestern lunch, these recipes feature homegrown goodness of the summer garden. Confetti Salad with homemade ranch dressing; fried green tomatoes and bacon sandwich; and fresh peach custard pie will be prepared. Lunch portions will be served.
Summer Island Paradise
What: Wine pairing dinner
When: 6-8 p.m. June 27
Where: Fezziwig's Market Place, 220 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon
Cost: $65, plus tax; no tipping.
Reservations: 618-537-8422 or shopfezziwigs.com; deadline to register is June 24
Features: A four-course menu that pairs each food presentation with summer wines. Menu includes Island Fruitschetta, fried plantains, Crab, Avocado & Mango Stacks on Crisp Summer Greens, Caribbean Spiced Pork, Tropical Rice & Slaw, Margarita Salted Key Lime Tarts with Fruit Coulis & Toasted Coconut.