This group is for those who love reading, eating, and are even happier when they can combine the two! "Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books" is this group's inspiration. Join us while we read great novels and culminate our literary experiences through lively discussion and delicious food inspired by the literature.
How does this book club work?
At the beginning of each month, we pick a book that in some way relates to food (sometimes a memoir from a famous chef, sometimes a novel centered around food/a restaurant, sometimes only tangentially related to food) and spend the month reading at leisure. Towards the end of the month, we meet up somewhere in the DC Metro area to discuss the book and dive into some delicious food centered around the theme or setting of the book, whether that be cooking up recipes inspired by the novel or enjoying a meal at a restaurant representative of our book. As foodies who love to read, it gives us the chance to indulge our intellect and our stomachs at the same time.
What if I don't finish/didn't read the book?
It doesn't matter! As long as you don't mind spoilers, we want you to be there.
Since the majority of the restaurants we attend require reservations, it is important that you attend the event when you RSVP. You can change/cancel your RSVP for any reason up to 24 hours before the event. If you must cancel within 24 hours of the event, please contact the organizer directly to explain what happened. Cancelling within 24 hours without contacting the organizer or just not showing up will result in your removal from the group. (If there are extenuating circumstances contact the organizer directly)
Do you only read books?
Not at all; we will sprinkle in movies based on books, plays, book festivals, foodie events around town and the like to keep things interesting and provide other means to enjoy what great writing (and great food!) has to offer.