Food & Drink

Culinary Briefs: Cool and colorful spoon rests

Add color to cooking

Brighten up your stovetop with a big silicone spoon rest from Bed, Bath & Beyond in Fairview Heights. Made by Core, the flexible rests come in a variety of vivid colors, can withstand heat up to 460 degrees and cost $5.99 each. They also are odor- and stain-resistant.


What: Lunch & Learn class

When: Noon to 1 p.m. March 18

Where: Eckert’s Garden Country Store classroom, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville

Cost: $15

Reservations: Required in advance to or 618-233-0513

Features: Looking for creative lunch and breakfast ideas? Wraps offer so many tasty options. During this class, favorite wrap recipes will be shared, including low-carb alternatives. Learn recipes for a make-ahead breakfast wrap, a Cajun wrap to jump start your metabolism; and a chicken lettuce wrap for the carb-conscious. Lunch portions will be served.

IACP online finalists to try

The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced 2015 media awards finalists in a variety of categories. Take a look online at:

Best Culinary Website —, and

Narrative Culinary Blog — George Graham at; Katie Morford and; and Naz Deravian and his Adventures In Cooking Persian Food And Beyond at

Best Culinary Video Series — Ali Rosen, “The Dish,” Potluck Video; Gabriel Taraboulsy, “The Grill Iron,” Taste Made; Roxanne Webber and Blake Smith, “Elevated, Chefs Feed.