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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

Taste and learn about the craft food made all over Brooklyn.. $45. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Monday, October 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn the intricacies of tastingcoffee. $64. 3rd Ward, Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sample Pinot noirs from around the world. $55. Chelsea Wine Vault, Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make your own macarons. $135. Mille-Feuille Bakery, Friday, October 11th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Bake some sophisticated cupcakes. $80. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, Sunday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Make your own sausage. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Monday, October 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pair American craft beer and cheese. $75. Murray's Cheese, Thursday, October 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to cook fish. $100.
Home Cooking New York
, Thursday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Make Malaysian spring rolls. $25. Brooklyn ARTery, Saturday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Make your own pizza. $50. Le Pain Quotidien's Bleecker Street Bake, Saturday, October 19th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Taste Portuguese wines and cheeses on a boat. $104.
Classic Harbor Line
, Saturday, October 19th, 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Make and drink cupcakes and fine wine. $65. Camaje, Saturday, October 19th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

See more cooking classes over on CourseHorse »

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