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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

Learn the essentials to summer grilling. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Tuesday, August 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Master the basics of cheese and how to pair it with wine. $75. Artisanal Premium Cheese, Wednesday, August 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Discover American wines beyond Californian. $85. The Institute of Culinary Education, Thursday, August 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Make your own fresh mozzarella! $100. Murray's Cheese, Friday, August 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Explore the vibrant, flavorful cuisine of Mexico. $85. Home Cooking New York, Saturday, August 10th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to make your own homemade pasta. $75. Spina Pasta School, Sunday, August 11th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Looking Forward

Perfect your basic knife skills. $105. The Institute of Culinary Education, Monday, August 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Experience the Brooklyn Grange Farm and learn about it from the founding farmers. $150. Slow Food NYC, Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Learn how to shop your way through the Union Square Greenmarket and how to cook your produce. $105. Camaje., Friday, August 16th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy breakfast in Brittany by learning to make Kouign Amann and crêpes. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Sunday, August 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Partake in a dumpling extravaganza where you'll learn the basics of Chinese dumplings and wontons. $35. Brooklyn Brainery, Monday, August 19th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to prepare real 20-minute dinners. $100. Home Cooking New York, Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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