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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. Gift shopping for a food lover? Give them this cooking class gift card.

This Week

Make fresh pasta without a machine and more Italian food. $100. Home Cooking New York, Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about what goes into beer, tasting different styles along the way. $75. New York Beer School, Wednesday, December 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Get into the DIY kitchen gift spirit. $50. New York Botanical Garden, Wednesday, December 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make cocktails for holiday entertaining. $85. Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Thursday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Find out new things to do with winter squash. $115. The Institute of Culinary Education, Friday, December 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Get acquainted with Caribbean cooking. $150. TriniSoul, Saturday, December 7th, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Knead your way to making artisan bread at home. $160. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts Classes, Sunday, December 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Roll your own sushi. $105. Camaje, Monday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sharpen your knife skills. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Tuesday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cook Vietnamese street food. $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Wednesday, December 11th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Explore regional Italian wine. $75. MYC Wine Class, Thursday, December 12th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bake scones, bread, cookies, galettes, and cake. $105. JCC Culinary Arts, Friday, December 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lean how to sharpen and maintain your knife's edge. $65. The Brooklyn Kitchen, Saturday, December 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make breakfast baked goods. $110. The Institute of Culinary Education, Sunday, December 15th, 10:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

See more cooking classes over on CourseHorse »

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