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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

Make classic northern Italian dishes. $90. Home Cooking New York, Monday, January 13th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pair olive oil and wine. $75. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Tuesday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prepare healthy 20 minute meals. $66. Asphalt Green Battery Park City, Wednesday, January 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Get a taste of Jamaican cuisine. $95. TriniSoul, Friday, January 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn how to cook wild game. $150. The Institute of Culinary Education, Saturday, January 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hone your knife skills. $80. The Center For Kosher Culinary Arts, Sunday, January 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Sample smokey Scotch. $89. Astor Center, Monday, January 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Taste American-made cheese. $30. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prepare sauces, stocks, and stews. $110. Asphalt Green Battery Park City, Thursday, January 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cook the best brunch. $105. Camaje, Saturday, January 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Make Trinidad Dhalpurie Roti. $95. TriniSoul, Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sample Italian cheeses. $70. Cooking A Cappella, Sunday, January 26th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

See more cooking classes over on CourseHorse »

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