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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

Learn to make the Indian classic saag paneer. $95. Camaje, Monday, March 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Prepare homemade tofu. $125. Natural Gourmet Institute, Tuesday, March 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Explore the science and technique of great pie crusts. $75. Pie Corps, Wednesday, March 5th, 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of homebrewing. $55. Bitters & Esters, Thursday, March 6th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pair beer and cheese. $75. Murray's Cheese, Saturday, March 8th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Make homemade pasta. $75. Spina Pasta School, Sunday, March 9th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Looking Forward

Cook a variety of traditional Korean banchan. $95. JCC Culinary Arts, Monday, March 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bake French macarons. $120. French'Encas, Tuesday, March 11th, 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Explore the world of rum. $75. Chelsea Wine Vault, Wednesday, March 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn the history of French cheese. $30. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Friday, March 14th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Learn to make gnocchi. $100. Eataly, Saturday, March 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prepare three impressive desserts to amaze dinner guests. $95. Cooking A Capella, Sunday, March 16th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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