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April 11, 2001|ANGELA PETTERA


Tiny Tea Party: Young ones (ages 7 to 12) learn about cooking in a professional kitchen from pastry chef Brian Bailey. He's teaching tartlets, fruit bread, scones and tea. 10 a.m. In the pastry kitchen of the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. (626) 585-6240. $50.

Antipasto: Learn to combine Mediterranean flavors in this class that focuses on those little dishes that come before the pasta. Recipes include grilled fig salad with prosciutto, zucchini saltimbocca, ricotta tart and olive and fennel crostini. 2:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 659-5990. $65.


Souffles: Demystifying the pouf of the souffle is the goal of this hands-on class. Make asparagus and Parmesan souffle, crab souffle, chocolate souffle and more. 10:30 a.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.

Yeast Breads: Rise, shine and make French bread, pita bread, bagels and more in this hands-on class. 6 p.m. Happy Trails Catering, 207 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. (626) 796-9526. $45.


Justa Taste, Justa Laugh: This annual fund-raiser put on by the California Women's Law Center features tastes of food by female chefs and entertainment by female comedians. Participating chefs include Josie LeBalch (Josie restaurant), Gerri Gilliland (Jake & Annie's), Neela Paniz (Bombay Cafe), Sherry Robbins (James Beach), Wonyee Tom (Water Grill) and Suzanne Tracht (the Jar restaurant). 6:30 p.m. Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., L.A. Call Tarin Wilson for tickets at (310) 860-1300. $250.


Nordfest: Cal Lutheran celebrates Nordic and Baltic cultures in this two-day festival that includes Scandinavian and Baltic dancers, musicians, food booths, lectures, theatrical presentations, a Viking living-history program and a reproduction of a 16th century Swedish Royal Court. A smorgasbord will be served Saturday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. At Kingsmen Park at Cal Lutheran, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 493-3151. $6 for adults; $1 for children under 10. The smorgasbo1919164521

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