We all know what an important part food plays throughout The Hunger Games trilogy. In the first two books especially, we get an understanding of the lack of food that the people in District 12 endure, contrasted against the greed and indulgence of the people in the Capitol. Now it seems that chocolatiers, William Dean has sent in some of their amazing chocolates and other treats to the set of Catching Fire, all ready for a Capitol feast!
Here’s what the Tampa Bay Times had to say:
Bill Brown chugged Diet Mountain Dew and blasted the air conditioning as he started out from Belleair Bluffs toward Atlanta at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. His white Honda Pilot SUV was brimming with 500 to 600 hand-stenciled William Dean chocolates, 300 macarons, 150 florentine cookies, nougat, fruit jellies and bar chocolates, all nestled among gel ice packs.
His destination: the film set of Catching Fire, sequel to The Hunger Games, based on the popular book series.
William Dean’s unique chocolates, seven of them, had a quick cameo in the first film, something founder Brown discovered in a darkened movie theater in Largo on the film’s opening weekend earlier this year. That surprise led Brown to contact the movie’s food stylist, Jack White, who has worked on more than 75 Hollywood films.
The duo kept in touch, with White extending an invitation to Brown to provide chocolates for the second film. He asked Brown to bring them to the stylist’s refrigerated truck, from which they were taken to one of more than 20 sites around Atlanta where the movie is being filmed.
“Food is such a big part of the second book. There’s a big scene where there’s a feast, with table after table of food. I got to walk through the tables where the feast will be filmed, but it was just empty tables. The whole point of the scene is to be gluttonous. It’s all about the decadence and opulence.”
In the story, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) attend a banquet at the mansion of President Snow (Donald Sutherland), taking tinier and tinier bites in order to try all the sumptuous foods — only to be handed goblets of an emetic. All nods to ancient Roman vomitoria aside, Brown has high hopes for the feast scene, which he says began filming Wednesday night.