What does Lansquenet, a quiet and bigoted town in France in 1959, need to move things up a bit? Nothing else than the opening of a small “chocolaterie” during one of the most respected and sacred times of the year: the forty days of Lent.
The owner, Vianne, and her daughter haven’t even had the time to settle down that fear and angst has already spread among the population. Her new ideas of liberty are projected to the up-coming future while Lansquenet is living in a bubble with no perception of time and space. The future still hasn’t caught up with the past there. Chocolate represents the prostration to sin.
But Vianne has something special: she knows chocolate, its darkest and most delicious secrets and how it can mess with people’s heads. By being so welcoming, she worms her way into people’s problems with just one glance at their object of unattainable desire. The effects are immediate. One small move from her, and bingo! Vianne is able to change hopeless situations into passionate romances with no boundaries, and gives the people the strength they have always needed to stand up for themselves. At the end, also the most close-minded of the inhabitants that has plotted against Vianne from the very beginning kneels in front of chocolate’s immense attractive power devouring every single piece.
Its 121 minutes of pure delight for your eyes and… mouth! Think about Johnny Depp, the intriguing gypsy, and chocolate together…is there a yummier match? Try the exceptional chocolate truffles, close your eyes and enjoy!
Chocolate Truffles Recipe
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls.
Cooking time: 1 hour. – Servings: 12. – Back to Top