Food Lit Book Group

Our December selection is Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent.

This month’s memoir is described as “A story of an unexpected friendship”, and I think that you’ll agree that it is a perfect book to read at this time of the year!

Please join us on December 6th 11am-12pm.We will have coffee- feel free to bring your favorite holiday goody to share.

 As always, Wilton Library Association would like you to register at You may  find copies of the book in paperback or kindle in the readers group section.41BXgmDf4eL._AC_US320_QL65_.jpg

What is Food Literature? This category can mean many things and encompass so many different books! First of all, I would like to introduce myself as your fearless leader & moderator. Our group  explores the many ways that writers use food to convey ideas of culture, upbringing,  emotion, and today’s trends. Many of us have strong feelings relating to  the role food has played in our own lives. We will be exposed to how it has not only affected others but how food has been used in literature through history. It is my hope that the books that we choose to read will include memoirs,  fiction, non-fiction, food politics, poetry, and everything in between. And best of all…. this group is a savvy and diverse bunch of articulate people…. What fun!


We are a welcoming bunch and embrace all opinions! Sometimes the best discussions happen when we disagree . We encourage all to say as much or as little as they like. Please let me know if you feel that you couldn’t get a word in edgewise. Note: It really helps to read the book! but you are welcome anyway, of course.

Suggestions are always encouraged. A few of the  authors that we are interested in include MFK Fischer, Ruth Reichl, Gabrielle Hamilton, Laurie Colwin, Michael Paterniti, Anthony Bourdain, and Calvin Trillin.

Thank you for a great discussion last week. It was wonderful to see many of the regular group, and newcomers as well. Have we mentioned that we LOVE when someone new joins us? Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 4th at 11am
We will be discussing ‘Provence 1970’ by Luke Barr. Hope to see you then! As always, Wilton Library Association would like you to register. You can also find copies of the book in paperback or kindle there. Happy Eating.! Er….I mean Reading!

September selection: 32 Yolks By Eric Ripert
See you *Note Date Change: Tuesday, September 13th 11am. If you would like a complete list of our Fall 2016 selections please contact me!9780812992984
Have a Healthy & Happy Summer!

Our June selection is The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister..this is for all of you fiction lovers! A novel set in a cooking school- I’m sure that we will explore novelists who use food as a story device. Love it or hate it, all are welcome Tuesday, June 7th 11-12:15 in the Presidents Room at Wilton Library Association. We will take July and August off but check for our Fall Food Lit Book Group Selections in the ‘Readers Group’ stacks soon!

In May we learned so much from our  exploration of the Lower East Side, NYC when we read 97 Orchard a history of the New York tenements told through the foods of five immigrant families.

Our April selection is Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn, a memoir with recipes from an American family.Tuesday, April 5th 11-12:15 am at Wilton Library.

Books available- reserve your copy at the library today!

The March selection is Maman’s Homesick Pie- A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen, by Donia Bijan. Our meeting will be held at Wilton Library Tuesday, March 1 from 11am to 12:15pm . ALL ARE WELCOME.Coffee served.
Our monthly selections have been chosen in advance and are posted in the library newsletter. Copies of the upcoming selections are available in the library’s “Book Group” shelves in the first floor. If you have trouble locating them please ask for assistance.The library requests that you register online EACH TIME .Why? This supports the program, confirms usage of specially ordered books, and helps us retain the use of the facility. There is no charge.