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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.
Become a gelato chef for a day. $96. Mia Chef Gelateria, Tuesday, August 13th, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m..
Learn the basics of pairing French cheese and wine. $75. Artisanal Premium Cheese, Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn basic knife skills and prepare a meal with your new-found knowledge. $75. Camaje, Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Make your own seasonal summer and fall cocktails. $100. The Institute of Culinary Education, Friday, August 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Take a hands-on approach to learn all about grilling. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Saturday, August 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Learn the essentials of Tuscan cuisine. $120. The Institute of Culinary Education, Sunday, August 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Master the art of cupcake making. $60. Butter Lane, Monday, August 19th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Learn the basics to delicious sushi. $65. Taste Buds Kitchen, Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to cook up Cuban Surf and Turf. $125. The Institute of Culinary Education, Friday, August 23rd, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Prepare your summer bounty of tomatoes. $110. The Institute of Culinary Education, Saturday, August 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Explore the basic elements of wine. $79. Astor Center, Monday, August 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to prepare vegetarian summer dinners. $100. Home Cooking New York, Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.