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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

Get an introduction to cheese. $60. Murray's Cheese, Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make classic Thai dishes. $105. Camaje, Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Participate in a blind wine tasting. $90. Eataly, Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cook a three-course Spanish dinner. $120. Leti's Catering, Friday, May 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Taste a variety of sparkling wines. $35.93. Vino-Versity, Saturday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to live a vegan lifestyle. $25. La Luz, Sunday, May 4th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Looking Forward

Prepare Mexican favorites. $105. Camaje, Monday, May 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bake cupcakes. $75. Butter Lane, Tuesday, May 6th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Learn to make dishes perfect for Mother's Day. $115. Camaje, Wednesday, May 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Make delicious ice cream desserts. $83. Asphalt Green Battery Park City, Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Take a tasting tour of Astoria. $45. Fashion Institute of Technology, Saturday, May 10th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Make homemade pasta. $75. Spina Pasta School, Sunday, May 10th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

See more cooking classes over on CourseHorse »

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