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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

Explore the essentials of Spanish wine and cheese pairings. $75. Murray's Cheese, Tuesday, August 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to make your own beer. $142.50. Bitter & Esters, Tuesday, August 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn the essentials of pairing cheese and whiskey. $60. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Become a Riesling connoisseur. $59. 3rd Ward, Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Discover the harmony of beer and cheese pairings. $75. Murray's Cheese, Friday, August 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make a dish to share with a mystery basket of ingredients. $75. The Brookyn Kitchen, Friday, August 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Master the art of baking sweet and decorative breads. $75. Le Pain Quotidien's Bleecker Street Bake, Saturday, August 31st, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Learn the art of mixing tea-infused cocktails. $60. Sanctuary T, Monday, September 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bake the perfect cake in this two-day workshop. $220. The Institute of Culinary Education, Tuesday, September 3rd to Wednesday, September 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Explore the essentials of Indian cooking. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Thursday, September 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Dive into the world of Thai street food. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Friday, September 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to make bagels. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Sunday, September 8th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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