The Post and Courier food section contributor Nathalie Dupree, author of three James Beard award-winning cookbooks, is next month offering a five-day cooking class at Southern Season.

The $1000 program is limited to six participants, and includes a field trip and supper at Southerly Restaurant.

"(Dupree) is a pillar of the food community in the south, and this weeklong class provides the opportunity to share her stories, recipes, experiences and passion," the cooking school's culinary director, Marilyn Markel, is quoted as saying in a release.

The syllabus for the Aug. 18-Aug. 22 class, which runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., includes brioche, rapid puff pastry, duckling a l'orange and potatoes Anna.

For more information, call 416-3951 or visit southernseason.com.