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August 08, 2001|Angela Pettera


Country Chicken, City Chicken: John Clark and Gayle Pirie, authors of "Country Egg, City Egg" (Artisan, $15.95) and formerly chefs at San Francisco's famed Zuni Cafe, take you through six different chicken preparations. 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $45.


Drink and Donate: This wine-tasting event with heavy appetizers supports the school-arts charity, Inside Out Community Arts. Wines are donated by the Wine Expo. 6 p.m. A private house in Santa Monica; location given upon registration. Call (310) 306-6825 to sign up. $60 to $65.


Kids Pastry Class: The pastry chef of the Ritz-Carlton teaches children ages 7 to 12 how to cook with summer fruits. Dishes include stone fruit soup, plum ravioli and vanilla ice cream. 10 a.m. The pastry kitchen of the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. (626) 568-3900. $50.

Tea Dinner: Robert Wemischner and Diana Rosen, authors of "Cooking With Tea" (Periplus Editions, $35), team up with chef Steven Baba to create a five-course dinner of foods prepared with tea, including Jasmine-tea-cured salmon, Grand Keemum tea roasted game hen and green-tea poached summer fruit. The meal is paired with teas to drink; wine is an additional charge. 7 p.m. Vintage Tea Leaf, 969 E. Broadway, Long Beach. (562) 435-5589. $55 for dinner with tea; $65 for dinner with tea and wine, pre-paid.


Used Cookbook Sale: The Culinary Historians of Southern California set up a booth for their famous annual sale. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hollywood Farmers Market on Ivar Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards. For more information, call (213) 228-7201.

California Wine Class: Taste the differences between regions and varietals. 4 p.m. Too Chez, in Lunada Bay, 2325 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes. (310) 265-8677. Call South Bay Academy of Food & Wine to sign up at (310) 539-5552. $40.


Fast Japanese Cooking: Cathy Rogers teaches wrapping California and spicy tuna rolls, assembling sashimi, making miso soup, frying tempura vegetables and making green tea creme brulee. 11 a.m. Gelson's Cooking Connection, Gelson's Market, 22277 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. (818) 906-5711. $45.


Savory Tarts: Linda Fay makes a caramelized onion tart, roasted corn tart, quiche Lorraine and tomato basil tart. Bring a chef's knife and towel and wear comfy non-skid shoes for this hands-on class. 6 p.m. Happy Trails Catering, 207 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena. (626) 796-9526. $45.

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