Hunger had him so lightheaded, he mistook a laundry apparatus as a kitchen appliance.
Johnny Depp had a sweet tooth as Willy Wonka in 2005’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” but he craved a more savory dish in the 1993 film, “Benny & Joon.” In the romantic-comedy movie, he is seen whipping up a batch of grilled cheese sandwiches not using a toaster, pan, or oven, but using a clothing iron. Another character even backs up his unusual culinary technique, saying he also uses an iron, but on the “wool” setting because “silk” might have made the sandwich soggy and “cotton” might have burned it. Sam (Depp) used the “rayon” setting.
Years and meals later, a real-life couple decided to put this manic method to the test in a visual and almost scientific approach, and this is the result of their edible experiment : “Although this appears to have some disadvantages compared to the conventional stovetop method, it is easier to check the browning progress and avoid burning. Contrary to Sam’s assertion (as later reported by Benny and Joon), Benny and Joon appear to have been instinctively correct in their preference for the wool setting for cooking grilled cheese sandwiches with a clothes iron. We were not able to duplicate Sam’s success using the rayon setting.”
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