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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 Northern Italian cooking with Missy Robbins. $95. De Gustibus Cooking School, Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make and bake your own cupcakes. $40. Butter Lane, Thursday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Taste and pair New York State wines and cheeses. $75. Chelsea Wine Vault, Thursday, October 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy Germany and Austrian cheeses and wines on a boat. $104. Classic Harbor Line, Saturday, October 5th, 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Make authentic chicken tamales. $15. Brooklyn ARTery, Sunday, October 6th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bake your own cookies. $95. JCC Culinary Arts, Sunday, October 6th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to make croissants. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Sunday, October 6th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Prepare a three-course Moroccan dinner. $49. Cook&Go, Tuesday, October 8th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Taste and explore the intricacies of coffee. $64. 3rd Ward, Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Discover and enjoy American wine, cheese and charcuterie. $59. Astor Center, Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sample weird beers. $60. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Friday, October 11th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Make a variety of chocolate recipes. $105. Camaje, Saturday, October 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bake your own pie. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Saturday, October 12th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Roll your own sushi. $105. Camaje, Saturday, October 12th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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