The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: No Manners Needed Chocolate Cake

Year Released: 2013
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson
(Pg-13, 146 min.)
Action and Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy

No wonder everyone is fired up over this latest “page to production” release.  What burned off the pages in the second of The Hunger Games trilogy ignites on screen with futuristic/gladiator age battle scenes and slow burning rage against the totalitarian machine. 

When the president sees he cannot use Katniss Everdeen, he sets out to destroy the people’s mockingjay.  But now he cannot count on even his most trusted minions.

The Revolution has begun.


Triston is 16 years old and lives in rural Illinois where he helps train champion Labrador Retrievers with his father.  He is active in the Illinois Pioneer Chapter of Pheasants Forever, a habitat conservation organization.

An avid reader, Triston loves futuristic science fiction/horror, such as World War Z and The Hunger Games.  And he loves to see what Hollywood does to his favorite fiction.


Arrows flying, swords slashing and hatchets slicing the air.  Despite the gorgeous trappings of the Capitol, any hour can be deadly.  Katniss Everdeen has already won the Hunger Games once, but the government is making her do it all over again and this time it is harder to survive.

Watch this action-filled killer movie.  It will capture your attention for the entire 2 hours and 26 minutes.


Sage is 13 years old and lives in rural Illinois where she is active in sports such as the high jump as well as horseback riding.  An animal lover, she also helps raise and train the champion Labs, English cockers, and Golden Retrievers on Green Acres, the family farm. 

Enjoy this film with one of these great recipes from The Unofficial Catching Fire Cookbook.  Here is what one fan said about it:

The Unofficial Catching Fire Cookbook published by Rockridge Press will transport you to your favorite scenes, with carefully written recipes inspired by the foods enjoyed by Katniss, Peeta and the rest of the Catching Fire cast. You can create meager foods of District 12, like “Lamb’s Neck with Sweet Roots and Greens,” an over the top Capital indulgence like “No Manners Needed Chocolate Cake,” or join the tributes in the struggle to survive by reinventing “Burnt Tree Rat.”