Johnny Depp in Benny and JoonOver the years, you'd think that moviegoing audiences would have learned the lesson of Don't Try This At Home. But no ... now people are starting to look to films for cooking lessons. And not foodie films, either, but culty Johnny Depp movies. This Web site illustrates one couple's adventures in making grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron "the Benny and Joon way." They discovered that the film may have taken some liberties in cooking accuracy, perhaps for the sake of comedy. Turns out the rayon setting that Depp's character recommends for ideal sandwiches produces quite inferior grilled cheese. Not only that, but the movie fails to mention that using the iron without a protective layer of foil or waxed paper will render it unfit for clothes pressing afterwards, unless you like that burnt-cheese stench.

I can only hope this isn't the beginning of a trend. Which Johnny Depp movies might adventurous cooks imitate next: Pirates of the Caribbean? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Let's hope they steer toward Chocolat and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory instead.

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