It’s time to start thinking about the new year and what you might like to cook. Several local cooking schools have classes for every person’s tastes.
• Durham Spirits Co. is offering a braising class from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 10, an Indian cuisine class from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16 and a winter soups class from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18. All classes cost $59 per person. To register, go online:durhamspiritscompany.com
• Whisk in Cary has a fondue class at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 and a coffee creations class at 11 a.m. Feb. 7. All classes cost $59. To reserve a spot, go towhiskcarolina.com
or call 919-322-2458.
• Southern Season in Chapel Hill has a coffee class with Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Co. at 11 a.m. Jan. 10 ($30), a cooking with game meat class at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 for those whose freezer is overflowing with venison ($45) and five dinners in 15 minutes or less class at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 ($40). To register for a class, call 919-929-7133 or go tosouthernseason.com
• Sur la Table at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham has a class focusing on the best-selling follow-up cookbook, “Plenty More,” by Israeli-born, London-based chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The class costs $85 and includes a copy of the book. To register, call 919-248-4705.
• Raleigh’s Catering Works is offering mindful eating cooking classes from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 5 and Feb. 2, and a soup class from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19. Classes cost $45 each. To register, call 919-828-5932 or go tocateringworks.com