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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 vegetarian food based on Ayurveda. $100. Bhagavat Life, Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bake traditional French pastries. $100. French'Encas, Thursday, April 24th, 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Make cupcakes with your partner. $150 (per couple). Butter Lane, Friday, April 25th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sample Northern Italian wine and cheese. $75. Eataly, Saturday, April 26th, 2:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Go in-depth with making grilled cheese. $65. Murray's Cheese, Sunday, April 27th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Looking Forward

Make a vegetarian Middle Eastern meal. $95. Camaje, Monday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sample West Coast Cabernets. $55. Chelsea Wine Vault, Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Try your hand at making several kinds of cheese. $60. The Homestead at Bedford Cheese Shop, Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Learn to make easy weeknight suppers. $100. Home Cooking New York, Thursday, May 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a bourbon pairing dinner. $175. The Institute of Culinary Education, Friday, May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cook French bistro classics. $100. Home Cooking New York, Saturday, May 3rd, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Learn fundamental cooking techniques classics. $100. Home Cooking New York, Sunday, May 4th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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