The Louisiana Eats & Cooks Club, a monthly series of the New Orleans’ Southern Food and Beverage Museum, gets started on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Jyl Benson, SoFAB’s director of culinary programming, and Poppy Tooker, host of “Louisiana Eats!” on WWNO and WRKF, will conduct the club at the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air at SoFAB, 1830 Martin Luther King Drive, New Orleans.

The monthly series, involving a cookbook chosen by Benson and Tooker and a three-course menu of recipes selected from that cookbook, will kick off with The Times-Picayune’s hardcover reissue of “Cooking up a Storm” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Times-Picayune food writers and coauthors Judy Walker and Marcelle Bienvenu will join the hosts in the kitchen for two-hour event, which gets started at 6:30 p.m.

On the menu for the inaugural event is Lady Helen’s Cheese Straws, Corrine Dunbar’s Oyster and Artichoke Appetizer, Meaty Cajun Gumbo served with Warm, Spicy Potato Salad and Masson’s Unique Almond Torte. The cost of the dinner is $85 ($75 for SoFAB members), and includes dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, visit or call (504) 267-7490.