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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.

Valentines Treats with Love
Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Before you leave them with the sitter Thursday night for your romantic dinner for two, give your kids a Valentine's surprise through Young Chefs Academy that will teach them how to make treats and send them home with goodies. Ages 7-18. $65. 108-10 72nd Ave, Queens, NY; sign up here

Citrus Menu
Tuesday, February 12th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Treat yourself well after enduring all those snowstorms by learning how to work with vitamin-packed citrus in this class, lead by Cook & Go. $39. 443 West 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here

Cupcake 101
Tuesday, February 12th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
There's still time to learn to whip up a batch of sweet treats for your beau or belle before Valentines Day with help from Butter Lane in the East Village. $60. 123 East 7th Street, New York, NY; sign up here

Bubbles and Bites
Thursday, February 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Circumvent the crowded restaurants on Valentine's Day and indulge in creating and enjoying a meal that features everything from goat cheese souffle and roast duck breast to champagne pairings for each course. Sign up to celebrate withCooking By the Book. $125. 13 Worth Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

Challah Baking for Shabbat
Friday, February 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join Joan Richter at JCC Culinary Arts to connect with ancient Jewish tradition by braiding and baking your own challah bread. $22. 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here

Valentine's Date Night: Pizza
Friday, February 15th, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Let's be honest, everyone loves pizza. So enjoy your fancy Valentine's dinner, but plan a second date for the day after at Taste Buds Kitchen and be sure to BYOB. Learning to make pizza together, now that's amore. $120. 109 West 27th Street 10th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

Kid Friendly Cooking
Saturday, February 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please the even the picky eaters when you present new dishes you learn from Cook&Go in class, including a main course and 2 desserts. $49 for two participants. 443 W 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here

"French Bistro" Menu
Sunday, February 17th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Don't let artichokes scare you. Cook&Go will show you how to tame them and master two other classic French courses. $49. 443 W. 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here


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