"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." -- Francis Bacon

Mostly, We Eat


Mostly, We Eat

Who We Are

We're a group of friends that has been meeting to discuss books over a tasty meal for several years. We developed this website for internal communication; later we realized that others might be interested in what we were reading, and the web resources we had located to support our book discussions. If you really want to know more about the group, you can read Ellie's letter to the magazine writer who professed an interest in how our group works. And sorry to be so blunt, but we're not soliciting new members.

Book Club History

We've been meeting every two or three months since February, 1993. If you're interested, you can check out the books we've read and the food we've eaten. We include recommended books and links to reading guides, where available.

Our Press Coverage

The popular media has taken an inexplicable interest in our group. You can read some snippets here. Before Oprah's bookclub went defunct, they linked to our site (as far as I could tell, we were the only club they linked to). We were also the inaugural bookclub for Good Morning America's Read This! series.

Featured Link

August House is a fine independent publisher, specializing in the art of story-telling.


Our Next Book



The Signature Of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Meeting Information

Date: September 13, 2014
Host: Mary & Kevin [for Hal & Ellie]
Food Theme: food with signatures