Book Club Cuisine: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Black Bean Soup

It’s time for another chapter of “Book Club Cuisine”. This month’s book selection was extremely emotional and incredibly heart- wrenching.  Our menu selection was extremely comforting and incredibly delicious. I’m sure you’ve figured out that it all ties in to “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” – the post-9/11 story of a family desperate to connect after the devastating loss of a loved one in the twin towers. The conversation was heavy, as you might imagine, but the meal brought a great balance to our discussion, brightening up our plates and our spirits a bit – Black Bean Soup with Spinach Salad and Warm Bread.

Mason Jar For A Wine Glass

Our host Kate did a great job with the meal and had some great dinner party ideas. First of all, her soup bowls are so cute. Also, she set out mason jars for wine glasses. TIP: You can pick them up in the baking aisle of your super market! Very country-chic! I don’t have the exact recipe for the soup (it’s pretty much an “everyone in the pool to simmer soup”, which I love). Here are the general ingredients:

Couple drizzles of olive oil for sautéing onion and carrots
2 cans black beans
1 can yellow and white corn
1 can black eyed peas
1 can diced tomatoes
Chopped Carrots
Chopped Onion

Toppings:
Green onions chopped
shredded cheese
sour cream

I haven’t seen the movie “Extremely Loud”, but one of the other readers had and said it was very similar to the book. Having said that, the story was told through a series of flashbacks and letters. There were also several pictures in the book to help put the most striking images in your mind – including some pretty intense pictures from 9/11. If you are interested in the book, here’s the link:

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4 thoughts on “Book Club Cuisine: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  1. The movie was amazing and emotional. I think I cried thru the majority of the movie. Just amazing. And the kid in the main roll was amazing and I think he deserved a Oscar nomination because he was awesome. And he’s never acted before, but he has won jeopardy! It’s such a great movie. Not sure I could read the book and go thru that all again. I think you should see it!

  2. The movie was amazing and emotional. I think I cried thru the majority of the movie. Just amazing. And the kid in the main roll was amazing and I think he deserved a Oscar nomination because he was awesome. And he’s never acted before, but he has won jeopardy! It’s such a great movie. Not sure I could read the book and go thru that all again. I think you should see it!

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