Today we watched some of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It’s one of my favourite films childhood films – the original one, not the new one (although I’d never say no to a bit of Jonny Depp). I found myself perched on the end of the sofa talking Dan through a storyline he already knew. I love it.
This film always reminds me that food is and should always be much more than fuel for our bodies. It should be exciting, enchanting and magical. Lets be honest, we all know that the ‘real’ chocolate factories are sterile money making machines – but there’s a few magical ones out there. Take the Cocoa girls for example – I read that they’re looking to make their own chocolate – it’ll be made with a touch of their magic and charm I’m sure.
Food is colourful and full of flavour so we can savour it and turn it into an experience. Maybe the Verrucas of the World can’t see it – but I consider myself to be more of a Charlie character – and I certainly can!
What’s your favourite foodie film? I love Chocolate too.
Hayley Jayne xx