Who says school is a drag? Chowhounds are buzzing about free online courses taught by masters. Stow the takeout menus and learn pizza-making from Peter Reinhart, or dive deep with Harvard’s “Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science,” taught by a who’s who of luminaries including modernist gurus Ferran Adrià and Nathan Myhrvold.

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