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February 07, 2001|ANGELA PETTERA


Diane's Lamb: Chef Diane Mohilef teaches you to make rack of lamb with a curried garlic crust and a Port date sauce. After, have lunch on fine china by the pool. 10 a.m. Encino address given upon registration. (818) 981-4748. $85.


Jewish Food Talk: Cookbook authors and cooking teachers Faye Levy and Judy Zeidler will lecture on how their travels and family experiences have influenced the way they cook Jewish foods at this Culinary Historians meeting. 10:30 a.m. Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. (213) 228-7101. Free.


More Judy: Judy Zeidler demonstrates soups, salads and pastas from her new book "Master Chefs Cook Kosher." 10 a.m. Zeidler's Cafe, at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2710 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. Reserve with Dieter Bohning at (310) 440-4574. $60 (includes copy of cookbook).

Border Class: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger teach you to make plantain empanadas, jicama salad, sea bass Veracruzana and more. 11 a.m. Border Grill, 1445 4th St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-1655. Call Diane Lee at Whole Foods Markets to reserve, (818) 501-8484, Ext. 294. $59.


Ethnic Food Course: This CSUN class-'Los Angeles: Tossed Salad or Melting Pot?'-explores the foods eaten by the diverse ethnic communities of L.A. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cal State Northridge Extension, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. (818) 677-4834. $129. Continues on Feb. 20, 27 and March 6.

Pasta, Pasta and More Pasta: Nick Stellino, cookbook author and TV chef, shows you different pasta dishes, including sauces like Matriciana and Arrabiata. 6:30 p.m. Gelson's Cooking Connection, 22277 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. (818) 906-5711. $50.

Beginning Feb. 20

Herb Course: Learn all about herbs in this UCLA Extension course that takes you through growing them to eating them. It's called "Herbs: From the Garden to the Soup to the Medicine Cabinet." 7 to 9 p.m. Room 5137, Math Sciences Building, UCLA, 10995 Le Conte Ave., L.A. Information, (310) 825-7093, or visit the Web site at To register, call (310) 825-9971. $250. Continues on Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27.

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