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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.
Learn the science of pickling and canning. $60. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Monday, September 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Discover the exciting, spicy world of Sichuan cuisine. $40. Brooklyn Brainery, Thursday, September 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Explore the delights of craft beer and Japanese cuisine with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver. $25. Japan Society, Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Make a Late summer feast with herb-roasted Cornish hen, peach cobbler and more. $115. Camaje, Friday, September 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mix, drink, and eat cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $100. Home Cooking New York, Friday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Make and decorate birthday cakes. $110.
The Institute of Culinary Education, Saturday, September 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Dip delicious foods in cheese at a fondue brunch. $70. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Sunday, September 15th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pair fine cheese and raw honey. $60. Murray's Cheese, Wednesday, September 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Make tacos and tamales. $105. Camaje, Wednesday, September 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Indian cooking. $35. Madame Curry NYC Indian Cooking Classes, Thursday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Taste and learn about wines from Australia's Barossa Valley. $75. Chelsea Wine Vault, Friday, September 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Explore Union Square Greenmarket's local produce and cook your purchases. $115. Camaje, Saturday, September 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Drink beer and make Oktoberfest classics like schnitzel and red cabbage. $85. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Sunday, September 22nd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.