Gingerbread House Decorating
Tuesday, December 18th, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Spend an hour in Chelsea decorating away with the little ones in your life and go home with a holiday masterpiece without messing up your kitchen. Taste Buds Kitchen, 109 West 27th Street, New York, NY. $75; sign up here
Special Food & Wine Seminar: The Extravaganza
Wednesday, December 19th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Learn to sip dessert wines with style after the NYC Wine Class opens 10 special bottles to sample with cheese and other edibles in Chelsea. NYC Wine Class, 167 West 23rd Street, New York, NY. $100; sign up here
Learn How to Pickle with McClure's Pickles
Thursday, December 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pickles can be so much more than those flimsy dill slices on your fast food burger. Learn from the people from McClure's pickles just how much more. Spend two hours, no matter your culinary experience, learning the ins-and-outs of this brine-y mad science. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY. $55; sign up here
Thursday, December 20th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fondue party with the Bedford Cheese Shop and learn how to do it right at home. Bedford Cheese Shop, 67 Irving Place, New York, NY. $55; sign up here
Easy Southeast Asian Appetizers
Thursday, December 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn to make light, refreshing Southeast Asian appetizers and dipping sauces, just in time to roll out for your New Years party. Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY. $35; sign up here
Couples Cupcake Decorating
Friday, December 21st, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For a mix of art, food, and love, spend a date baking and decorating cupcakes with Butter Lane in the East Village. Every couple goes home with a dozen cupcakes. Butter Lane, 123 East 7th Street, New York, NY. $80; sign up here
Artisan Bread Baking
Sunday, December 23rd and December 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Over two Sundays, students will learn how to make six artisan breads from brioche to focaccia without fancy tools or equipment--they'll be able to put the skills they gain to use in their own kitchens. The Center of Kosher Culinary Arts, 1407 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. $150; sign up here