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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 and beyond.

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

Sweet and Savory Brunch with Amy Scherberr
Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Host the next hangover recovery hangout for your friends with confidence. Amy Scherberr, a master baker, walks you through dishes both sweet and savory (with some surprises mixed in) at De Gustibus Cooking School. $95. Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

A World of Hot Curries
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Home Cooking New York wants you to know that yellow powder on the supermarket shelf, or in your pantry, is not curry. In this class they'll show you how to mix and balance your own spice blends to create a harmonious paste or dry mix that truly enhances your cooking. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here

This Cider House Rules: Pairing Cider & Cheese
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Crisp, carbonated cider comes in a range of flavor profiles that have natural complements in a range of cheeses. Let the cheese gurus at Murray's Cheese show you how to pair them while you all savor the tasty treats together. $75. 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here

Cake Decoration, Fondant
Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Can't get enough of those professional cake decorating shows? Instead of always watching, The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts wants you to join in and get your hands dirty by learning how to create fondant masterpieces of your own. $375 for 5 sessions. 1407 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Mongolian Dishes with Laurence Edelman
Wednesday, April 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wow your guests at your next dinner party by cooking something totally new. Laurence Edelman will share his recipes and techniques for crafting traditional Mongolian dumplings and homemade sausage, picked up in his travels and refined in the professional kitchens of his restaurants. $95. De Gustibus Cooking School, Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

Truly 20 Minute Dinner
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
When Home Cooking New York says 20 minutes, they mean it. After this course you'll be able to prepare five different sure-to-please entrees like Lemony Chicken Piccata in 20 minutes from start to sitting at the dinner table. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here

Looking Forward

Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew About Brunch
Saturday, April 13th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Serve a seductive brunch for that special someone with the help of Sex on the Table Cooking School. They specialize in unusual combinations that act as aphrodisiacs. You'll walk away with the knowledge and skills to whip up a three course brunch, plus tips for drink pairings. $99. 49 East 1st Street, New York, NY; sign up here

Single & Blended Scotch with Cheese
Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Do you automatically think of wine, or maybe beer, when you think about pairing cheeses? The experts at Artisanal Premium Cheese challenge you to think beyond these pours and consider the wide variety of Scotch whiskey flavors. You'll sip Scotch, nibble cheese, and learn about the distinctive technique behind Scotch whiskey. $75. 483 10th Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY; sign up here

Gluten Free Baking Workshop with Elizabeth Barbone
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gluten free cookbook author and Serious Eats contributor Elizabeth Barbone walks you through making several different types of gluten free bread at The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. Not only will you get your gluten free carb fix, you'll get to voice your frustrations and questions on gluten free cooking and baking and have them answered by an expert. $90. 1407 Coney Island Ave, New York, NY; sign up here

Plan Ahead: Grab Them Before They're Gone!

Single & Blended Scotch with Cheese
Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Don't know as much about the difference between Scotches and other kinds of whiskey as you would like? Artisanal Premium Cheese is here to help, walking you through the different production processes while you sip your way to expertise. $75. 483 10th Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY; sign up here

Tasting Tour of Chinatown
Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Chinatown is crowded, bustling, and can be intimidating; it's also packed full of hidden delicious gems. Let the experts at Home Cooking New York show you were the edible treasures are hidden so you can come back with confidence and ease (and an empty stomach). $75. 46 Eldridge St , # 1, New York, NY; sign up here

Knife Skills Technique
Monday, April 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Knife technique is a foundational skill, whether you're whipping up dinner or throwing together a pie. Learn what makes a good knife, different ways of cutting, and the ins and outs of caring for your knife with the help of Pie Corps. Bring your knife if you have one, if not, they'll loan you one for the evening. $60. 77 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Sushi & Dumpling/BYOB
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Perfecting the art of sushi takes time, but Taste Buds Kitchen will share some insider secrets (hint: it's all about the rice!) so you can create good looking and good tasting sushi rolls, as well as vegetable dumplings, on your own. $60. 109 West 27th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here

Guns N Roses Beer Pairings w/ Ballast Point, Green Flash
Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Craft beers from three South California breweries with mini burger pairings to kick off national hamburger month ad NY burger week. What could make this better? Each pairing is also accompanied by Guns N Roses tracks from "Appetite for Destruction." Sells itself. $30. Idle Hands Bar, 25 Avenue B, Downstairs, New York, NY; sign up here

Breakfast Sweets Class
Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Kitchen wants you to know it's okay to have dessert for breakfast. They'll show you how to whip up a batch of gooey cinnamon rolls and fluffy, buttery scones to maximize those indulgent moments. $75. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

Pickling with Rick's Picks
Monday, May 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rick Field of Rick's Picks is teaming up with The Brooklyn Kitchen to show you the basics of pickling with the veggie he knows best. You'll sample Rick's own picks, sip beer from the Brooklyn Brewery, and leave with a jar of your homemade product. $60. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here

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