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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.

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

Celebrate summer by learning to make gelato and sorbet. $96. Mia Chef Gelateria, Tuesday/Friday, August 20th and 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn to make savory tarts.$60. Le Pain Quotidien Bleeker Street Bake, Thursday, August 22nd, 6 to 8 p.m.

Expand your knowledge of Chinese dumplings. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Thursday, August 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Add some Cuban flare to your cooking with a surf and turf workshop. $125. The Institute of Culinary Education, Friday, August 23rd, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

Wander through the Union Square Farmers' Market and learn about various local vegetables, fruits, and how to cook them. $105. Camaje, Saturday, August 24th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn the secrets behind frying up doughnuts and fritters. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Saturday, August 24th, 2 to 4 p.m.

Find out about the science of cheese, taste various kinds of cheese and see how it's made. $35. The Homestead, Monday, August 26th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Looking Forward

Learn the basics of making seasonal pies and galettes. $125. Le Pain Quotidien's Bleecker Street Bake, Thursday, August 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Explore the history of sriracha and learn how to make your own. $17. Brooklyn Brainery, Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Master the art of the macaron. $125. Mille-Feuille Bakery, Saturday, August 31st, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to make tea-infused cocktails. $60. Sanctuary T, Monday, September 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Explore the world of whisky, bourbon, and scotch. $90. The Institute of Culinary Education, Tuesday, September 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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