Rolling with pasta
Customshop, 1601 Elizabeth Ave., is offering cooking classes again. First up: Pasta-making, 10 a.m.-noon May 14 with chef Trey Wilson. Tickets are $60 and include wine. Details: www.customshopfood.com or call 704-333-3396.
3 Charlotte products get awards
The N.C. Specialty Foods Association picked a list of foods around the state for awards at a recent meeting in Raleigh. Three from Charlotte were singled out: Bruce Julian’s Bloody Mary Rim Mix, Bloody Mary Mix and Picante Mango Hot Sauce all won their categories, while Julian’s Picante Pepper Hot Sauce was runner-up. Savory Moment’s Blu Cheese Spread and Glory Kitchen’s Umbrian Italian Blend was runner-up in the nuts category.
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Cooking school in the mountains
If you need an excuse to head to the N.C. mountains, The Swag in Waynesville will hold three cooking school sessions May 22-24, July 17-20 and Nov. 6-9. Each one includes two cooking classes daily and a final picnic lunch. Details, including room rates: www.theswag.com.