8 NYC Cooking Classes to Take This Week

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We're teaming up with CourseHorse, a new free service that aggregates classes to take in your spare time. Each Monday we'll round up some food-centric courses to take this week.

Appreciating Beer
Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how malts, yeast, and hops affect the flavor and strength of beer, with ample tastings and a look inside the current big trends in craft brewing. $55. Bitter & Esters, 700 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Spring Mixology
Tuesday, January 22nd, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Columbia Bartending School is leading a five-session class on the basics of working behind the bar: classic cocktails, ingredient combinations, and a more in-depth look than other classes. $250 for five sessions. 2960 Broadway, New York, NY; sign up here

Gelato and Sorbet Workshop
Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to make grade A gelato and sorbet in a professional kitchen. $96. Mia Chef Gelateria, 379 3rd Avenue, New York, NY; sign up here

Chinese Dumpling Class
Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Steaming, frying, and boiling—there's a lot of ways to make a dumpling. This class at the Brooklyn Kitchen will teach you how to make several styles of Asian dumplings at home. $65. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Loire Valley Wine and Cheese w/ Ruthie Lazenby
Thursday, January 24th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beford Cheese Shop hosts a class showing how to pair cheese with wine from the Loire Valley. $55. 67 Irving Place, New York, NY; sign up here

Friday French Cooking
Friday, January 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Step into a professional kitchen and learn how to cook French onion soup, a filet mignon with pan sauce, cauliflower and bacon gratin, and more. $125. Camaje, 85 MacDougal Street, New York, NY; sign up here

A Healthy Island Menu
Sunday, January 27th, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Caribbean cooking doesn't need meat to be delicious. Learn how to spice up grains, legumes, and vegetables at TriniSoul. $135. 310 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Cupcake Decorating at Butter Lane
Sunday, January 27th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to make more than icing: you'll also pick up tips to decorate your cupcakes with roses, leaves, and script. Go home with a half dozen cupcakes. $50. Butter Lane, 123 East 7th Street, New York, NY; sign up here

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