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October 11, 2000


Halloween Goodies: Darcy Tizio shows how to make cinnamon lollipops, orange and black cookies, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, mini caramel apples and fruit pa^te for the upcoming holiday. 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $45.


Honoring Sandy Gooch: The founder of Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Markets is honored by Whole Foods Market, the company that bought the Mrs. Gooch's stores in 1993. An organic menu prepared by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger is served. Also: wine tasting, live swing music. Benefits the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. 6 to 9 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 239 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills. For information, call (818) 501-8484 Ext. 200. $40.

Olive Curing 101: Pick olives on the grounds of this earth science educational facility, then learn all about curing them. Bring a bag to take home olives. 10 a.m. Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center, 7621 Granite Hill Drive, Riverside. (909) 685-5818. $8.

Talk Soup: Learn the basics for preparing soups, including lobster bisque, spicy black bean and the double-header of tarragon pea soup swirled with sweet pepper soup. 2:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 659-5990. $65.


Great Tastes of Brentwood: Restaurants including Asakuma, Bel-Air Bar & Grill, Toscana and Zeidler's Cafe come together to dish out samples of their food. Mario Martinoli, host of KABC's talk radio restaurant show, does a cooking demonstration. Live entertainment and a silent auction are planned. Noon to 6 p.m. On San Vicente Boulevard between Bringham and Darlington avenues, Brentwood. For information, contact sponsor Fred Sands Realtors at (310) 442-1384. Admission free, food samples $2 to $6.

Great Chefs of Orange County: Sutton Place Hotel hosts a tasting of food, wine, beer and martinis in the Deauville Ballroom. Orange County chefs from restaurants including Aubergine, Antonello's, Bistango, Black Sheep Bistro, French 75, Golden Truffle and Pinot Provence provide the small dishes. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. 2 to 5 p.m. Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. (949) 476-2001. $100.


Do You Fondue? You will if you attend this class by Rick Rodgers, who demonstrates Gruyere and caramelized onion fondue, Venetian coffee fondue, plus one Asian and one French fondue. 6:30 p.m. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. $60.

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