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March 21, 2001|ANGELA PETTERA


Cooking Series: Jean Brady takes you through seven menus in this weekly series of seven classes. The emphasis is on technique. 7 p.m. Wednesday nights or 10 a.m. Thursday mornings for the next seven weeks. The Jean Brady Cooking School, 680 Brooktree Road, Santa Monica. (310) 454-4220. $340.


California Women's Expo: This first-time exposition features events including a panel called "Hollywood Goes Healthy" with female TV and film stars and a cooking demo by Nancy Fox, founder of Mrs. Beasley's and Nancy's Healthy Kitchen. 3 to 9 p.m. Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. (626) 577-1000. For tickets call (877) 345-6162 or visit the Web site $6 to $12. Also on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m


Spanish Wines: Ciudad hosts its second Spanish wine dinner tonight. Three wine experts discuss the sparkling, red, white and Sherry wines you'll be drinking (about eight of them). The five-course meal begins with a variety of appetizers, is anchored by marinated venison and closes with Sherried pears with goat cheese and candied walnuts. 6 p.m. Ciudad, in the Union Bank Plaza, 445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, L.A. (213) 486-5171. $80.


Joan's New Book: Joan Nathan discusses what folks in Israel are eating in this adult lecture series. She also signs copies of her new book "Foods of Israel Today" (Knopf, $40). 7 p.m. Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles, ground floor of the Jewish Federation Goldsmith Center, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Call (323) 761-8648 for reservations, which are required. Free.


Free and Healthy: Harriet Roth, former director of the Pritikin Longevity Cooking School, shares her ideas and recipes for healthful meals on special occasions. 2 p.m. Meeting room of the Culver City Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City. (310) 559-1676. Free.

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