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February 21, 2001|ANGELA PETTERA


Knife Skills: Learn how to hold, sharpen and use a knife to slice, dice, mince and bone a chicken. 10 a.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.


Dessert Dinner: Dessert doesn't come first in this dinner, but it does come abundantly. A salad of smoked trout and pink grapefruit is followed by a small entree of ricotta-herb stuffed chicken breast. Then out come eight or nine desserts. Reservations are a must. 7:15 p.m. Delius Restaurant, 3550 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 426-0694. $46.50.


Fish 101: Dishes like coriander-crusted tuna, grilled monkfish and salmon sandwiches are on the board for this participation class. 2:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 659-5990. $65.

Kosher Night: Kesher Nashim (a women's group) sponsors this evening of kosher wine and food tasting. Wine consultant Chip Hammick of the Wine House has chosen the wines. The food is provided by Yosef Beit-Halahmi, owner of Mr. Pickles, a new West L.A. kosher eatery. 8:15 p.m. The William Turner Gallery, 77 Market St., Venice. For more information, call Kesher Nashim at (310) 839-7699. $75 donation goes to support Congregation Mishkon Tephilo's Sisterhood.


'Shroom Demo: Farmers market staff will demonstrate how to prepare a number of dishes using mushrooms found in the market. 10:30 a.m. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market, the 200 block of North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 550-4796. Free.


Women Chefs Restaurateurs Event: At this seminar, instructors from Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts program at the California School of Culinary Arts will take you through their halls and discuss careers in culinary education. Dinner at the school's restaurant Five Sixty One follows. 6 p.m. California School of Culinary Arts, 561 Green St., Pasadena. (626) 403-8490. Call WCR toll-free at (877) 927-7787 to register. $60 for WCR members; $70 for non-members.

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