Roald Dahl was a man of many contradictions, talents and personal failings, but he is best remembered for his glorious children's books. These books were full of descriptions of food, both delicious — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — and deplorable — Matilda, The Witches. (And vice versa. In Dahl's worlds, nothing was ever entirely good or entirely bad.)
In honor of what would have been Dahl's 100th birthday, his estate has created Wondercrump Weekend, which features a lot of food-based entertainment. In L.A., his granddaughter Chloe, co-owner of Knuckle & Claw, is serving Mrs. Twit's Knuckle Roll, a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with worms. (Well, noodles.)
The Pie Hole and Coolhaus in Pasadena are getting in on it, too. At the Pie Hole, you'll find a Matilda-inspired Miss Honey Pie with honey mousse, orange marmalade, Nilla Wafer crust and whipped cream, and The Witches–inspired Poisoned Chocolate Pie with chocolate mousse, pretzels and caramel rice crispy crust. Coolhaus' Bruce Bogtrotter dark chocolate ice cream with caramel and rich brownie pieces is an homage to one of Matilda's most vivid vignettes. And over at Milk Jar, there's a peach cookie inspired by — you guessed it — James and the Giant Peach. This weekend, be as gluttonous as a Dahl character!
See the full list of food and activities here.