Film and Book Club - The Passionate Epicure

Film & Book Book Club - Watch the movie, Read the book - The Passionate Epicure - Saturday, February 17th at 12:30 PM at The Flicks: Rick's Cafe Americain
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 12:30pm


A unique book club experience at The Flicks where we will watch "The Taste of Things", a movie based on Marcel Rouff's 2002 novel The Passionate Epicure: La Vie et la Passion de Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet, then discuss the movie and book with fellow book club members NPR's George Prentice, and a Rediscovered Books bookseller.

Ticket includes a copy of The Passionate Epicure, the movie ticket to the Saturday, 2/17 afternoon matinee showing of "The Taste of Things", and $5 towards your first drink or snack at Rick’s Cafe Americain.  

  • Watch the movie, then discuss the book!
  • Come meet new people and have a great conversation
  • Enjoy a drink or snack from Rick’s Cafe Americain.
  • Finished the book? Yes! Haven’t finished the book? Still yes!
  • Seating is limited to 14 participants; registration is required for each person.
  • Movie Run Time: 2h 16m.  Exact time for the matinee will be emailed once the date gets closer.

If you have already purchased the book from Rediscovered Books, please email Rebecca at and we will issue store credit equal to the cost of the book after you have registered.

About The Passionate Epicure

In the classic French novel The Passionate Epicure, Marcel Rouff introduces Dodin-Bouffant, a character based loosely on Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an infamous bachelor and epicure dedicated to the high arts: the art of food and the art of love. This edition contains a Preface by Lawrence Durrell and a new Intro-duction by Jeffrey Steingarten, the food critic for Vogue magazine and author of the bestselling book The Man Who Ate Everything. 

Event address: 
646 W Fulton St
Boise, ID 83702

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