Watch Cooking Channel

Have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dinner Party


To celebrate the recently released Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, which features behind-the-scenes extras with director Mel Stuart, we say throw a Wonka-inspired dinner party and invite your closest friends.

Whether you create an entirely edible room — complete with chocolate fountain, of course — is entirely up to you. We’ve got the menu covered, so you can spend every last second making the factory (and oompa loompas!) come to life.

Start by channeling your inner Charlie Bucket with a simple, humble dish. Jamie’s Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup with Sage Butter, though slightly more decadent than the version the Bucket family often ate, layered like lasagna with grilled bread and cabbage in stock that plumps up like bread pudding when cooked.

The Bucket family had humble meals.

Serve a second soup in honor of Violet Beauregarde’s three-course bubblegum meal. To start, try Giada’s Hearty Tomato Soup with Lemon and Rosemary. Let it warm you up from the inside out as it slides down the back of your throat, and serve it with a dollop of lemon rosemary crème fraiche.

Who knew Violet was actually tasting Giada’s Hearty Tomato Soup?

Violet’s second course consisted of roast beef and a baked potato. Whip up Sunny’s Herb-Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream and Michael Chiarello’s Mini Baked Potatoes with Marscarpone and Prosciutto Bits. The bite size potatoes will leave just enough room for dessert.

Michael Chiarello's Mini Baked Potatoes with Marscarpone and Prosciutto Bits come right after the soup.

Even if you ate Alex Guarnaschelli’s Blueberry Pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in its entirety, we promise you won’t actually turn into a blueberry.

Feel full after dessert?

Float on a Fruit Fizz high as you let the rest of dinner digest. Charlie and Grandpa had to burp their way down from the ceiling, but these mango, raspberry and blackcurrant versions from Nigella won’t leave you feeling bloated or gross.

Charlie and Grandpa Joe get carried away.

No Wonka feast would be complete without chocolate. Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops are a perfect parting gift that’s both easy to make and fun to eat.

Who can make Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops? The candyman can! (So can you.)

Other Recent Pop Culture-Inspired Recipes:

Tags:

Comments (2472)

  1. Empower Network Review posted 02/03/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    […]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[…]……

  2. take a look posted 02/03/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    […]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[…]……

  3. Insulation Perth posted 02/03/2013

    Awesome website…

    […]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[…]……

  4. www.atlantaseocompanys.org posted 02/04/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

  5. Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  6. cheap webhosting posted 02/04/2013

    You should check this out…

    […] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well […]……

  7. hackney estate agents posted 02/04/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    […]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[…]……

  8. Oral HCG Weight Loss posted 02/05/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

  9. Transfer files posted 02/05/2013

    Sites we Like……

    […] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose […]……

  10. Jay Schneider posted 02/05/2013

    Online Article……

    […]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available […]……

  11. krav maga training san diego posted 02/05/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  12. super bowl live stream posted 02/05/2013

    Awesome website…

    […]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[…]……

  13. Pembroke pines dental posted 02/05/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    […]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[…]……

  14. steel buildings alaska posted 02/06/2013

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  15. Videographer singapore posted 02/06/2013

    Cool sites…

    […]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[…]……

  16. we buy houses fast as is posted 02/06/2013

    Awesome website…

    […]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[…]……

  17. Bks Testing posted 02/06/2013

    The Absent Game…

    Amongst me and my husband we have owned more MP3 players over time than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (common & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few a long time I’ve settled down to one line of players….

  18. ballistic conception bullpout posted 02/06/2013

    you get paid to set up your…

    exact blog configuration.even if are not getting paid, if you’re making a new website it’s a lot easier to start with something than with nothing. that means that if i have membership site, i’ve already chosen the theme, i’ve already setup…

  19. payday loans posted 02/06/2013

    payday loans…

    I am continuously invstigating online for tips that can assist me. Thanks!…

  20. jasa seo posted 02/07/2013

    jasa seo…

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come furth…

  21. green coffee bean extract report…

    […]here are some links to web pages that we link to mainly because we think they’re worth visiting[…]…

  22. house painter nj posted 02/07/2013

    house painter nj…

    […]Every after in a even though we select blogs that we read. Listed below are the most up-to-date web pages that we pick […]…

  23. Electronic Dog Door posted 02/07/2013

    Electronic Dog Door…

    […]although web sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they may be truly worth a go as a result of, so have a look[…]…

  24. buy real fans posted 02/07/2013

    buy real fans…

    One thing I want to reply to is that fat reduction plan fast is possible by the right diet and exercise. Someone’s size not simply affects appearance, but also the quality of life. Self-esteem, depression, health risks, plus physical abilities are imp…

  25. cell phone cases posted 02/07/2013

    cell phone cases…

    Thank you, I’ve just been looking for information about this subject for ages and yours is the best I have discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?…

  26. back pain posted 02/07/2013

    back pain…

    […]check beneath, are some completely unrelated sites to ours, however, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]…

  27. tim kerfin posted 02/08/2013

    Links…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]……

  28. HERBAL SMOKE posted 02/08/2013

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  29. robe de cocktailPas cher posted 02/08/2013

    robe de cocktailPas cher…

  30. gay web cams posted 02/08/2013

    gay web cams…

    […]The info mentioned within the article are some of the ideal out there […]…

  31. pokies online posted 02/08/2013

    online pokies…

    pick up more than some the new agent as well. That is foul and unhygienic. There are many things for model, the Escapist themselves had get home name calling among the Topper pokies iPad offers. If you want the biggest monitor you can facilitate you pa…

  32. cocktail dresses posted 02/08/2013

    cocktail dresses…

    […]although web sites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they may be actually really worth a go by means of, so possess a look[…]…

  33. HERBAL INCENSE BLENDS posted 02/08/2013

    Online Article……

    […]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available […]……

  34. how to ask a girl out posted 02/08/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    […]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]……

  35. how do you jailbrake an iphone posted 02/08/2013

    Links…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]……

  36. planetgamer.org posted 02/09/2013

    planetgamer.org…

    Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept…

  37. austin group therapist posted 02/09/2013

    austin group therapist…

    […]we came across a cool website that you might get pleasure from. Take a look for those who want[…]…

  38. 2013 business ideas for women posted 02/09/2013

    2013 business ideas for women…

    […]usually posts some really exciting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]…

  39. derek posted 02/09/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[…]……

  40. calcinhas posted 02/09/2013

    calcinhas…

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also visit my website =). We could have a link exchange contract between us!…

  41. vast selection posted 02/09/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[…]……

  42. Targoncavezető és raktárkezelő tanfolyam…

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you simply may possibly take pleasure in. Take a search in case you want[…]…

  43. lingerie posted 02/09/2013

    lingerie…

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]…

  44. Spanish speaking injury attorney…

  45. creating facebook business page…

    […]The information talked about inside the post are some of the very best accessible […]…

  46. first time owners posted 02/09/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    […]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]……

  47. New Launch Ceylon Road posted 02/09/2013

    New Launch Ceylon Road…

    […]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but do not get a great deal of link really like from[…]…

  48. tratamiento adicto posted 02/10/2013

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  49. suvs vans crossovers posted 02/10/2013

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  50. send posted 02/10/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c