Friday, September 4, 2015

The Book Club - All the Light We Cannot See

It's September so that means our book club starts up again! I love Book Club. The women are so interesting and fun to be with and the book selections have all been good. Tonight we met at Karen's house. We were picking our books for this year and discussing the book we read over the summer, All the Light We Can Not See, by Anthony Doerr. Everyone enjoyed the book. It was truly an amazing story. Every time I read a book about the sacrifices people made during World War II, actually during any war, it makes me realize I should not complain about a few inconveniences that might pop up every now and then.
Karen went with a French theme, as the story was set in Paris and Saint-Malo. We started with cheese and bread and an amazing jam. For cocktails Karen served Lillet and Soda with lime. I have never had Lillet before. We will be adding it to our bar.

Karen made Zucchini Vichyssoise. Delicious! She got the recipe from The Barefoot Contessa. I will be making this for dinner next week. Perfect for a warm summer night.

Doreen wowed us with her dessert. Julia Child's Cherry Clafouti from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. We loved this.
The consistency was so light and not too sweet. Clafouti is French country dessert that puffs up impressively before it collapses into a soft, custardy pancake. It was a beautiful presentation. And délicieuse!

I brought a new cookie recipe that I wanted to try. Coconut Lime Balls. Not bad! But not French....

I have submitted this post to the Novel Food. That is where people read a book and are inspired to cook something based on the book. Looking forward to see what others have read and cooked!

1 comment:

Simona Carini said...

I heard an interview on the radio with the author after the prize was announced. It sounds like an interesting read. And wow! you had quite a spread for your meeting. Thank you for contributing to Novel Food.