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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.

Prepare a three-course meal with salmon. $59. Cook&Go, Tuesday, November 5th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mix Mad Men-era cocktails. $79. Astor Center, Wednesday, November 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to cook duck. $90. Home Cooking New York, Thursday, November 7th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Prepare an elegant French dinner. $115. Camaje, Friday, November 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Pair Italian cheese and wine. $75. Artisanal Premium Cheese, Saturday, November 9th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Make and drink cupcakes and wine. $65. Camaje, Saturday, November 9th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to make pumpkin pie. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Sunday, November 10th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Cook with garlic. $95. JCC Culinary Arts, Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Learn and how to make seasonal Italian food. $75. De Gustibus Cooking School, Thursday, November 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make dumplings from around the world. $105. Camaje, Thursday, November 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Pair whiskey and cheese. $60. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Friday, November 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of Cognac. $99. Astor Center, Saturday, November 16th, 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Pair French cheese and wine. $75. Artisanal Premium Cheese, Sunday, November 17th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

See more cooking classes over on CourseHorse ยป

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