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This episode includes a special announcement from Luisa and an exclusive cocktail hour with special guest Captain Jack Sparrow. Our hosts dish on their favorite recipes to bake with rum and settle in for a Coffee Break discussion of a Nestle contest and the increase in flour sales. We wrap up with an update on our 2020 list.
Rachel's Rum Roasted Peach Cheesecake
Rachel's Chocolate Babka
Luisa's Blueberry Peach Cobbler
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Rachel: You may have guessed by now that Captain Jack Sparrow is my favorite movie character (and I probably didn’t tell you this but he also calls me on my birthday which makes me very special) We talked about rum bakes with him in celebration of Rum Day but I thought it would be fun to talk about some movies that have great food scenes:
Rachel: Honestly, as a kid I was more obsessed with the Lesi doll than with the chocolate cake scene in Matilda. And continuing the honesty train, I kind of thought it was gross. It was big and dark and only slightly better than the chokie. But now that I’m all grown up (unfortunately not into Ms. Honey) I can see the appeal of shoving my face into a dark fudgy cake. I am very excited about trying to recreate this dessert in our season 2 Dessert and a Movie challenge. Talking about this cake also reminds me of the chocolate river in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which I would still love to visit. As a kid, my friends and I were obsessed with the snozzberry wallpaper and would PRETEND to lick the wall at daycare and comment on the snozz factor of the berries. Kids. This is what you have to look forward to Lu- me teaching your daughter to lick snozzberry wallpaper.
Luisa: I’m sure my daughter will be thrilled to lick fruit flavored wallpaper (sounds like the weird kind of thing my child would do)! Now I know I’ll have to make sure her first time watching Willy Wonka is with her Tía Rachel. I second the chocolate cake from Matilda-while Ms. Trunchbull still gives me nightmares, at this stage in my life being told to eat an entire chocolate cake by myself sounds more like a dream than a punishment! I am looking forward to perfecting the Matilda Chocolate Cake during our Dessert and a Movie challenges. Another food in movies favorite of mine is honestly all of the desserts and beautiful cakes in the Be Our Guest song from Beauty and the Beast. A few years ago we went to Walt Disney World and ate at the Be Our Guest restaurant at Beast’s castle where we had a cupcake with “the gray stuff” (pretty much cookies and cream) and it WAS delicious!
Rachel: Another food movie memory I love, even though it’s not baking related, is when we all made the Cubanos from Chef. They were delicious and a good group activity and it was possibly the experience that got us hooked on recreating foods from films. The last scene I want to mention is something I was obsessed with as a kid but not so much now (the reverse of the Matilda experience) - the imaginary food scene from Hook. Are you noticing a theme here? Hook was my favorite movie as a kid and something about the imaginary feast scene really captured my attention.
Luisa: I LOVE Chef! Rachel is right about those delicious cubanos, and there is something magical about the music and those close up shots of watching them take the pork out of the oven and assembling the magical sandwiches reminds me of my dad making pork sandwiches for me when I go home to visit. I’ve also made the garlic and olive oil pasta that Jon Favreau makes for Scarlett Johanssen a bunch of times and it never disappoints. Lastly, I can’t forget to mention Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when the dinner feast magically appears on the tables in the Great Hall….I’m 31 and still waiting for my Hogwarts letter so I can experience this someday. Stay tuned to hear more about our favorite movie desserts in Season 2!