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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 how to make your own fresh ravioli. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Wednesday, September 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Make your own chocolate truffles. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Wednesday, September 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Compare and explore Old World and New World wines. $40. Chelsea Wine Vault, Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Learn how to mix classic and original cocktails. $79. Astor Center, Friday, September 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Explore Chinatown's fish and grocery markets and learn how to cook your purchases. $115. Camaje, Saturday, September 7th, 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pair Gouda with Chilean and Argentine wines on a boat. $104. Classic Harbor Line, Saturday, September 7th, 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bake your own exciting cupcakes. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Sunday, September 8th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Explore the world of Spanish cookery. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Monday, September 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Discover the exciting and 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.
Whip up a romantic aphrodisiac brunch. $99. Sex on the Table Cooking School, Saturday, September 14th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn the art of pickling, canning and freezing. $84. 3rd Ward, Sunday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Make your own Middle Eastern street food. $95. The Institute of Culinary Education, Sunday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.