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SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
SECOND SCREENS: Foodie Edition is a virtual cinematic and culinary experience that celebrates food in film. It brings the popular pastime of “Dinner and a Movie” into your own home, for you to enjoy anytime
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Directed by Mel Stuart. 100 minutes
Chef Pairing: Frances Kroner, Sleepy Bee Cafe
Recipe: The Crunchy Creamy All Day Every Day Good On Everything Chocolatey Shmear (announced April 6, 2021)
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory started out as a film to promote and sell chocolate, but ended up being a cult classic featuring one of Gene Wilder’s greatest performances. The film, based on the book by Roald Dahl, tells the story of young Charlie Bucket’s search for a golden ticket, and the opportunity to experience the fantastical world of a culinary genius. From the opening scene detailing how chocolate is made, to Bill’s Candy Shop, and the famous Oompa Loompa factory workers–the music, art direction, characters, and sets of Willy Wonka create a technicolor world rooted in pure imagination.
The film depicts the power of food to transform and uplift—from the bite of a scrumdidilyumptious bar and lickable fruit flavored wallpaper, to the changing flavors of an everlasting gobstopper. What went from a contest to win a lifetime supply of chocolate and exclusive factory tour, transforms one little boy’s life forever, where he learns that vision, hard work, and a little bit of imagination, can truly make “the world taste good.”
Frances Kroner creates a one-of-a-kind whimsical recipe in honor of this sugary sweet classic film. Sleepy Bee Cafe is known for food that appeals to the conscious eater, supporting local purveyors, and surrounding the culinary experience with art.
Not only does this iconic film bring food center stage, it also celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2021—making it the perfect time to rewatch this old favorite or discover it for the first time.