Chicken and Green Chile Posole (Deb Lindsey/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

So this is the year you’re going to make time to take a class. Shouldn’t it be about food?

Our annual list of Washington area culinary classes is bigger than ever, with about 160 offerings spanning a variety of interests.

For a taste of what’s available, check out the listings by category and highlights:

Asian From classic to trendy.

Baking/Desserts Savory and sweet — and even biscuits for dogs.

Business/Hobbies How to write a cookbook.

Children’s A variety of classes for kids, with or without parents.●

French Soups, stews and more.

General/Miscellaneous Cook fish, make sausage, taste teas, learn to can.

Healthful With nutrition in mind.

Holiday Festive food and entertaining.

Indian North, south, east and west.

Italian A regional look.

Latin The food of Peru.

Middle Eastern Mezze made easy.

International A global approach.

Professional For students pursuing a culinary career.

Vegetarian Beyond side dishes, including vegan recipes.

Wine, Beer and Spirits Learn more about what you’re drinking.

We’ve done the hard work; all you have to do is sign up. Find them all at

Sample a few of the instructors recipes:

Phoenix Eye Dumplings With Dipping Sauce

Turkish-Inspired Pasta With Pistachios and Yogurt

Green Cauliflower (Hara Gobi)

Green Chile Posole