Crepe Making: Learn to make crepes with fillings such as ham, Gruyere, mushrooms, spinach, bechamel and more. 7 p.m. The New School of Cooking, 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-9702. $68.


Vegan Class: Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods restaurant teaches how to prepare a vegan breakfast of French toast, thyme potatoes and other items. 9:30 a.m. The Studio, 2226 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 209-1055. $50.


Winter BBQ: The Beverly Hills Farmers Market throws a winter barbecue by grilling tri-tip sandwiches. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market, the 200 block of N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 550-4796.


Cooking With Truffles: Peter Roelant, chef of Four Oaks restaurant, shows how to incorporate truffles into lobster risotto, foie gras broth, leek cassoulet and a Madeira sauce with pheasant. 6:30 p.m. Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, 8759 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 659-5990. $150.

Book Talk: Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation," discusses his book with restaurant reviewer Jonathan Gold. 7 p.m. The Mark Taper Auditorium of the Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., downtown Los Angeles. (213) 228-7025. Free (but reservations are advised).


Chinese New Year Class: Leeann and Katie Chin, a mother-daughter cooking team, teach symbolic dishes to make for the Chinese New Year celebration. For example, whole sweet-and-sour fish symbolizes a whole life; braised black mushrooms with lettuce bring prosperity and energy. 6:30 p.m. Let's Get Cookin', 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. (818) 991-3940. $65.

Meat-Free Food: Del Golden and Linda Colucci take you through a meat-free menu including pinto bean and spinach dip and plum tomato sauce with meat-free balls and more. 6:30 p.m. Gelson's Cooking Connection, Gelson's Market, 22277 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. (818) 906-5711. $45.

Angela Pettera


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