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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.

Note: CourseHorse is offering a special deal for first-time course subscribers: receive $5 off your first class with the promo code SeriousEatsNY.

This Week

The History of Jewish Food
Every Tuesday from February 26th to March 12th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rye bread, pastrami, bagels. It's undeniable that Jews have had a lasting impact on NYC's cuisine. Get the low-down from JCC Culinary Arts. 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here

Explore Darkness and Light through Music and Wine
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of wine, chocolate, and cheese at Maslow 6 accompanied by live music. $65. 211 West Broadway, New York, NY; sign up here

$10 Tasting w/ NY Beers Ommegang, Barrier Brewing
Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Get over hump day blues at Idle Hands Bar with a beer and bourbon tasting from Ommegang and Barrier Brewing Co. There'll even be tater tots from That Burger with a special dipping sauce made by Ommegang. $10. 25 Avenue B, downstairs, New York, NY; sign up here

Tequilla and Cheese
Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Even if you can't escape to the south this winter, warm yourself with tequila tastings paired with cheese at The Bedford Cheese Shop. $65. 67 Irving Place, New York, NY; sign up here

The Harmony of Beer and Cheese: America Does It Better
Friday, March 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
American breweries, large and small, are reinventing the beers of bygone years with great enthusiasm. Share in the excitement with Murray's Cheese by comparing the old and new counterparts side by side, improved only by also nibbling on complimentary cheeses. $75. 254 Bleecker St, New York NY; sign up here

Baking Class on Chimney Cake
Saturday, March 2nd, 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Kurtosh, a traditional Hungarian pastry also known as chimney cake, is the focus this Saturday. Join Mia Chef Gelateria for a primer on how to produce this flaky cake. $96. 379 3rd Ave, New York NY; sign up here

Cheese & Wine 201: Live Better & Longer
Saturday, March 2nd, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Gain some insight into the French food and wine diet at Artisanal Premium Cheese. You'll not only learn why cheese is the "near-perfect" food, but also taste a variety paired with wines. $75. 483 10th Avenue, Suite 200, New York NY; sign up here

Small Bites Big Sips - A Taste of Sake
Monday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sure, you could go with wine for your dinner party, but why not try something new? Cooking by the Book will be hosting six sake producers from Japan for a tasting of nine sakes, some of which are not yet available in the U.S. $50. 13 Worth Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

Meatball Class with Daniel Holzman
Monday, March 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In a class both personal and culinary, Holzman will share stories from his experience as a chef as well as his meatball crafting technique at De Gustibus Cooking School. You will also learn to prepare sides to round out your meal. $95. 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor at Macy's, New York, NY; sign up here

Looking Forward

Pizza & Focaccia "fast-rising" feast for 20's & 30's
Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pizza can be a weeknight affair too. Head to JCC Culinary Arts for a pizza party and a lesson in creating a fast-rising dough. $95. 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here

Bread Baking Basics
Wednesday, March 6th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The freezing dead of winter is the perfect time to spend your evening playing with dough near a hot oven. Le Pain Quotidien will teach you bread basics from selecting ingredients to baking and tasting in this hands-on class. $75. 65 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Charity Event Cooking Class
Wednesday, March 6th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Let Chef Marcus Samuelsson pamper you in this charity event organized by De Gustibus Cooking School. Watch as he prepares a fine dinner paired with wine. A portion of proceeds will go to Three Goats Organization, a charity Marcus and his wife established to benefit children, women and families in Ethiopia. $125. 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor of Macy's, New York, NY; sign up here

Introduction To Vegetarian Cooking
Saturday, March 9th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It's still the beginning of the year! Make good on your promise to eat healthier with this intro to Ayuverdic cooking. From the people at Bhagavat Life, learn which foods are better for your body type and how to apply these principles to any cuisine. Vegan and gluten-free friendly. $100. 25 1st Ave, Suite 6E, New York, NY; sign up here

Yeast Class Lecture & Tasting
Saturday, March 9th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Always wanted to make your own beer? Or having trouble with your brew? Bitter & Esters has a super-informative class on yeasts. You'll get try your hand at detecting flavor differences amongst various yeast strains. $70. 700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

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