Violet Beauregarde’s Three Course Dinner | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Violet Beauregarde, the gum-smacking, slang-slinging, disobedient daughter of a car salesman, is the second child to meet her demise in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but not before enjoying a lovely three course meal in the form of gum.
Before she’s rolled away to be juiced, she enjoys tomato soup, roast beef with a baked potato, and then the cause of her downfall: blueberry pie.
Without Willy Wonka’s assistance, I was unable to create this gum exactly as it was described (probably a good thing), but I did create the meal that inspired it! This tomato soup was completely simple, yet fabulous thanks to the slow roasted tomatoes, it had become my go-to recipe. The roast beef was nicely cooked with a red wine gravy. And the blueberry pies were miniature with an almond crust, a sweet bite at the end of a lovely meal. Don’t feel bad for Violet, all in all it’s not a bad way to go.
Violet Beauregarde’s Three Course Dinner
- 2 pounds roma tomatoes, cut into thick slices
- 1 head garlic
- 1/2 an onion, sliced
- olive oil, salt & pepper
- 5 cups chicken broth (homemade and flavorful if possible, I made mine from the bones of an Arabic style roast chicken)
- cream to garnish
Roast BeefI shall direct you to Simply Recipes, whose detailed method I followed pretty much exactly, including making the red wine gravy.
(Mini) Blueberry Pie (with almond crust)For the crust
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- good pinch salt
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Recipe for Fiction Kitchen Episode 21: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in which Carrie and Diana talk the book and movies, including awful and/or bland children, mint sugar grass production techniques, wistful buttercup sipping, questionable treatment of animals and small humans, a little chocolate and a lot of vegetables.