What we're about

A book club for 40+ age women amateur kitchen cooks, more like a well-seasoned age group of ladies who have become good friends. We are women that love chatting about food. We love to read about food memoirs and a plethora of food topics. We meet once a month for brunch on Sundays.

We only approve members that are a book club fit. Someone willing to attend six or more months a year. I apologize for this, but it has been important to keep our meetings small, because smaller groups make for better conversations, finding places for reservations, and most importantly, finding enough book copies in the library for everyone. It’s unfortunate, but we always get women that join and then never or rarely come.

To sieve through new member requests, we require new members to pay upfront dues of $12 for a six month membership. Afterwards, all members pay $2 a month only when attending a meeting. These dues pay for our meetup website.

If you feel like you'd fit in our recipe book club, please join us or e-mail me if you have further questions.

Some of our past books:

Jan '11 - French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

Dec '10 - The Christmas Cookie Club - a novel by Ann Pearlman

Nov '10 -Stuffed- Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk

Oct '10 - The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

Sept '10 -Arabesque- a Taste of Morocco Turkey and Lebanon by Claudia Roden

Aug '10- A Trip to the Beach, Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda and Robert Blanchard

July '10– The Amish Cook – Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family by Elizabeth Coblentz

June '10– The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner” by Jill Conner Browne

April '10 - Hallelujah - by Maya Angelou May – A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi

March '10 - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Feb '10 - Comfort me with Apples by Ruth Reichl

Jan '10 - Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Dec '09 - Immoveable Feast: a Paris Christmas by John Baxter

Oct '09 - A Thousand Days in Venice, an Unexpected Romance by Marlena De Blasi

Sept '09 - The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Aug '09 - Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl

July '09 - The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee

June '09 - The Dane County Farmers Market - Carpenter

May '09- The Sex Life of Food by Bunny Crumpacker

April '09 - The Sharper your Knife the Less you Cry. by Kathleen Flinn

March '09- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Feb '09- Julie and Julia by Julie Powel

On the list…
"Amarcord- Marcella Remembers" Marcella Hazan

“Garlic and Sapphires” Ruth Reichl

“The Man Who Ate Everything” by Jeffery Steingarten

“Rick & Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures” by Rick Bayless

“Born Round- the secrete history of a full time eater” by Frank Bruni

“Living in a Foreign Language” a memoir of food, wine and love in Italy by Michael Tucker

“Paula Dean: It ain’t all about the cookin’” by Paula Dean

“Harvest for Hope” a guide to mindful eating by Jane Goodall

"Lunch in Paris- a love story with recipes by Elizabeth Bard


"The Mango Season" Amulya Malladi

"The Story of Tea- a cultural history and drinking guide"

"Savor" Thich Nhat Hahn

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