Check out the many excellent articles on Legendarium.com’s Tolkien Reading Day site. In my piece “Break Bread Like A Hobbit” you can learn how Tolkien took (Took?) his tea; and what was on the dessert menu at the Prancing Pony.
You can also read a very brief but wonderfully insightful firsthand account of J.R.R. Tolkien from noted scientist Amory Lovins.