Grab your aprons — 5 cooking classes in Boston

Get your hands dirty in the kitchen with new skills on how to cook dishes pasta, dumplings, and breads around Boston.

A dumpling class inside Mei Mei Dumplings

The Southie location offers public and private lessons.

Photo provided by Mei Mei Dumplings

Hungry for a new skill or anticipating some guests visiting for the holidays? Sign up for a cooking class and impress yourself and your friends with a new dish for your weekly routine.

Fill your plate with a lesson or two from these expert community members.

Seven Hills Pasta class
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St.
Learn how to make pasta dough from scratch, try creating different pasta shapes, and taste your handiwork with braised beef bolognese and light basil pesto. Classes include a beer or wine voucher, a tour of the pasta factory and parking validation from the Haymarket Garage. Tickets start at $89.

Mei Mei Dumplings class
58 Old Colony Ave.
Learn the art of handmade dumplings at this Southie dumpling eatery. The two-hour hands-on class includes everything from hand-folding techniques to perfecting a pan-sear. Dumplings will be filled with lemongrass pork or five-spice tofu mushroom fillings. Classes start at $88. Bonus: Mei Mei also offers noodle classes and kids classes.

Capo Pie and Pasta classes
443 W. Broadway
Sign up for one or more of the three sessions at the South Boston spot on Thursday, Nov. 2, Monday, Nov. 6, or Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The pastry team will share tips and tricks for making an apple pie + a pasta dish. Tickets start at $100.

Cooking classes at the Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave.
This hotel is offering a variety of cooking classes in November and December to get you ready for the holidays. Sign up for a pie making class on Nov. 11, cookie decorating class on Nov. 25, or a holiday bread making class on Dec. 16.

Eataly pasta classes
800 Boylston St.
Learn to make fresh egg pasta and seasonal ravioli at these weekly classes. At each class you’ll learn how to create and fill the pasta, plus the best wines to pair with your dish. Pasta classes start at $50.

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