We're teaming up with CourseHorse, a free service that aggregates classes to take in your spare time. This week: 22 food-centric courses selected by the Serious Staff to bone up on your cooking chops and food knowledge.
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Healthy Tummies: Eating for Energy
Tuesday, April 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
It can seem overwhelming to make sure your kids are full and focused, but Dr. Laurie Brodsky is there to help. In this class, she'll show you kid-approved snacks that maximize energy in the healthiest way possible. You might even find yourself snacking along. $50. JCC Culinary Arts, 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Mozzarella and More
Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Whether or not you've taken the beginner class, Rynn Caputo of Caputo Brothers Creamery want you to roll up your sleeves and prepare to get a little dirty making fresh cheese curds. You'll taste several example of the results, which include mozzarella, burrata, and stacciatella. $100. Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here
Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Taste Buds Kitchen wants to show you a recipe for pasta that will make you never want to cook it from a box again. You'll learn their pasta recipe, how to form your favorite pasta shapes, and two sauces so your pasta won't be left high and dry. To top off the carb-fest, you'll also learn a recipe for dessert ravioli. $65. 109 West 27th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here
Friday, April 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
From the depths of their cheese caves, Murray's Cheese wants to bring out and share some exclusive cheeses. You'll enjoy rarities like a stinky cheese that's washed in Brooklyn Local 2 beer. Intrigued? Come taste them all. $60. 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here
Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!
Saturday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
With the help of Vino-Versity, you'll learn the difference between the bottles of bubbly beyond simply price-point or brand name. Sip some sparklers, learn about the process behind the bubbles, and go home with champagne flutes of your own. $70.76. 1657 1st Avenue, 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
Hot Sauce Done Right
Monday, April 29th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hot sauce fanatic? Find your perfect piquant spice at this class with Eat and Compete™. You'll learn about the benefits of hot sauce, learn how to make natural hot sauce, sample different types with an array of foods, and leave with one that tickled your taste buds. $49. 721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Love the ingredients from several different sushi rolls? Learn how to put them together in your own maki and hand rolls for your perfect sushi dinner in this class at The Brooklyn Kitchen. They've got you covered with lessons on preparing and seasoning rice, rolling and garnishing the maki, and sauce pairings. Savor your creations at the end of class. $85. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Tuesday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Many people like the different tastes of beer, but few appreciate what goes into each brew that lends it its own special flavor profile. Bitter & Esters want to help you get more out of each glass of beer by understanding the formulation behind it. $55. 700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
DIY: Mexican Taqueria
Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Michelle Warner wants to share her passion for Mexican cooking with you, and with a menu this good, you'll leave a fan, too. You'll work with three different salsas and three different proteins—steak, chicken, and fish—so everyone will find a combination that works wonders. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
April Showers Bring May Sours: Baladin Beers & Cheese
Friday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Innovative, complex beers are coming out of the fearless Italian brewery, Birrificio le Baladin. Join Baladin brewer, Paolo Fontana, at Murray's Cheese as he teaches you about his bold craft brews and pairs each of them with a complimentary cheese. $75. 254 Bleecker St, 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
Plan Ahead: Grab Them Before They're Gone!
Single & Blended Scotch with Cheese
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
Empanada and Handpie Class
Thursday, May 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Let's face it, we're all into the minis these days. Empanadas are the minis that pack a punch with their sweet or savory stuffings and crisp, but tender dough. In this class, the experts at The Brooklyn Kitchen will show you how to make three empanada varieties while you sip a brew sponsored by Great Brewers. $75. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Weeknight Dinners
Thursday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Weeknight dinners don't have to be formulaic or boring. Braised Shrimp Puttanesca and Hanger Steak with Red Wine-Shallot Pan Sauce are just two of the quick and satisfying recipes you'll learn in this class at Home Cooking New York. Dread dinner no longer! $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here
Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Another chance to lean what goes into each brew that lends it its own special flavor profile. Bitter & Esters want to help you get more out of each glass of beer by understanding the formulation behind it. $55. 700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Thai Street Food
Monday, June 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Foreign ingredient like shrimp paste can be daunting. Let Connie Sun guide you through the ins and outs of delicious Thai street snacks at The Brooklyn Kitchen so you can prepare them at home with ease. Dishes range from sweet coconut rice with mango to savory beef salad. $75. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
All About Knife Skills
Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here