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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

Mix classic cocktails and learn how to make drinks of your own. $200. Columbia Bartending School, Tuesday, February 4th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Butcher fish with Japanese and western blades with Yuji Haraguchi of Yuji Ramen. $85. Brooklyn Kitchen, Wednesday, February 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cook hearty Italian meals to beat the winter blues. $115. Camaje, Thursday, February 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Learn how to temper and work with chocolate. $120. Natural Gourmet Institute, Friday, February 7th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Learn how spices form the basis of Moroccan cooking. $115. Camaje, Saturday, February 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Master the the perfect pie dough. $115. JCC Culinary Arts, Sunday, February 9th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make and taste tiki drinks. $45. Pioneer Works, Sunday, February 9th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Taste and learn about multiple beer styles. $75. New York Beer School, Monday, February 10th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pair cheeses with chocolate. $60. Murray's Cheese, Wednesday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make French macarons. $120. French E'ncas, Thursday, February 13th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bake flaky, tender, and buttery scones and biscuits. $75. Le Pain Quotidien Bleecker Street Bake, Saturday, February 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Expand your knowledge in pasta making beyond the basics. Create whole wheat pasta, gnocchi, tortellini. $115. The Institute of Culinary Eduction, Sunday, February 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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