We're teaming up with CourseHorse, a free service that aggregates classes to take in your spare time. This week: food-centric courses selected by the Serious Eats staff to bone up on your cooking chops and food knowledge.
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Tuesday, July 2nd, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cook up three courses showcasing the glories of tomatoes. Starting with a tomato salad and ending with a tomato chocolate compote, this class will teach you everything about cooking with the red fruit. $59. 443 W 16th Street, Btwn 9th & 10th Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Road to Bali!
Tuesday, July 2nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Curious about Balinese cuisine? Create some specialties like lemongrass swordfish and a classic Balinese salad. $49. Cook&Go, 443 W 16th Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Everyone Cooks Everything: Roast Chicken Dinner
Tuesday, July 2nd, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
To really call yourself a good cook, you must know how to prepare a good roast chicken. Learn how along with useful tricks for making Caesar Salad, roasted garlic smashed potatoes, sauteed string beans, and a seasonal fruit crisp. $115. 50 West 23rd Street, Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues, New York, NY; sign up here
The Great New York Steakhouse
Wednesday, July 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The chefs at the Institute of Culinary Education are sharing their skills in the art of grilling steaks. Learn how to create a classic steakhouse meal, including Shrimp Cocktail, Clams Casino, and many different cuts of meat. $130. 50 West 23rd Street, Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues, New York, NY; sign up here
Wings & Beer
Friday, July 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
End your long work week with plenty of wings and beer. The Institute of Culinary Education wants to show you there's so much more to wings than BBQ or buffalo. Alterna-wings include Miso Glazed, Honey Mustard, and more. $115. 50 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Essential of Indian Cooking
Friday, July 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The proper blending of spices is part what makes Indian food so delicious, and this class will provide valuable information on how to season your South Asian food. The course will cover seven dishes, with plenty of Indian beer. $115. 50 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Savory Summer Tarts, Galettes & Cobbler
Monday, July 8th, 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Using the irresistibly fresh ingredients of the summer, Pie Corps schools you on the ins and outs of pie, from filling to crust and building your own flavor combinations. $70. 77 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Brazilian Cocktail Culture: The Secret Life of Cachaça
Monday, July 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Go way beyond the Caipirinha as you learn about the lesser known gifts of Brazilian mixed drinks. Sample goodies from a tasting plate from Brazilina as you throw back four cachaça cocktails. $79. 399 Lafayette St, At E 4th St, New York, NY; sign up here
Handmade Pasta / BYOB
Tuesday, July 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch at Taste Buds Kitchen, with some casual boozing on the side. $65. 109 West 27th Street, 10th Floor, Btwn 7th & 6th Avenues, New York, NY; sign up here
Tuesday, July 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The cheese heads at Murray's Cheese want to show you how to make your own smooth mozzarella at home. Learn the technique, make your own cheese to take home, and enjoy a range of samples with a glass of wine. $100. 254 Bleecker Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Shop & Cook: Union Square Farmers' Market
Saturday, July 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of picking the best of the fresh produce available at the Union Square farmers' market before you head back to Camaje to turn your finds into a seasonal meal. This is the sister class of their fast-selling sold-out Chinatown course. $105. 85 MacDougal Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Food Preservation: Pickling, Canning, Freezing & Drying
Saturday, July 13th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The pickling experts at 3rd Ward are sharing their secrets. Learn how to preserve fresh food for months. $84. 195 Morgan Ave., Btwn Meadow & Stagg Sts., New York, NY; sign up here
Plan Ahead: Grab Them Before They're Gone!
Modern Scandinavian Cuisine
Wednesday, July 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Nordic food craze comes to The Institute of Culinary Education. Quail and kale are just two menu offerings. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street, Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues, New York, NY; sign up here
A Taste of Thai
Thursday, July 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tackle Thai cooking at Camaje. Make around 6 thai delicacies. $95. Camaje, 85 MacDougal Street, Btwn Bleecker & W Houston Streets, New York, NY; sign up here
Saturday, July 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
You've seen these dishes on menus across the city, now make them at home or for a dinner party. They're the trendiest dishes of the gastropubs: Roasted Bone Marrow, Devils on Horseback, and Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts. After you learn the techniques from The Institute of Culinary Education's teacher, you enjoy them with ales, bitters, porters, and stouts. $115. 50 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY; sign up here
All About Knife Skills
Tuesday, July 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here