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Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s the perfect time to get cooking in NYC. Credit: Randy Le’Moine Photography.

By Jennifer Olvera

There’s no denying January is a dreary time of year. Given it’ a long stretch far from any significant holiday – sorry, but Valentine’s Day doesn’t count – it’s a wise time to spice things up.  Here’s an idea: take a cooking class in early 2012, while settling in to affordable New York hotels.

Honestly, there’s no better time to perfect winter soup-making skills. That’s why a trip to Camaje Bistro at 85 MacDougal Street is key on Jan. 15 ($95 for one or $175 for two). Starting at 5:30 p.m., participants will learn the art of stock-making before moving on to craft hearty Tuscan bean and sausage, pumpkin and saffron-scented seafood soups. Craving mom’s chicken and veg? That’s part of the equation, too.

Then again, attending the Sunday night supper club at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center ($130) on Jan. 15 affords a tempting foodie getaway as well. Located in Brooklyn at 540 President Street, Ste. 2E, the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and highlights spicy, sultry and sweet Moroccan flavors, with dishes that include wild-caught grouper with roasted Jerusalem artichokes and kalamata olives, and a lamb shank tagine with pumpkin and baby root vegetables. There will also be live jazz and libations.

Never thought of visiting New York for cooking classes alone? Reconsider as city-centered accommodations this time of year are as cost-conscious as can be.

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Jennifer Olvera is a Chicago-based author, editor and food enthusiast, who travels often – usually in search of her next great meal.

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Jennifer Olvera

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Jennifer Olvera is a culinary travel writer, recipe developer and author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago. Find her on Twitter at @olverajennifer.
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