Food for Oscar

food events - party

It’s that time of year again…

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If you’ve seen Best Doc nominee “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (and if you haven’t you really really really should) you’ll be excited about Mr. Brainwash’s newest piece

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It’s located right next to Sparadise on La Brea

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Since 2004 Abe and I have hosted an annual Academy Awards potluck party, where we assign nominated movies/a food course to attendees, and see what they come up with. Last year (and this one too) we’ve had other plans, so I’ve compiled a list of Best Picture eats for any of you who might like to host one in 10 days.

  1. The Black Swan: Chocolate and Vanilla Swan Eclairs swimming in a pool of Grapefruit Sauce (as difficult to eat as the movie was to watch)
  2. The King’s Speech: Peanut Butter with Digestive Biscuits (so everyone who eats them has trouble saying their words)
  3. Inception: Turducken (chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey, to represent the dream within a dream within a dream)
  4. Toy Story 3: Potato Burritos (in honor of Mr. Potato Head’s having to utilize a tortilla for his body)
  5. The Kids Are All Right: Drunken Spaghetti (Nic loved wine) with local, organic veggies (Paul’s restaurant)
  6. 127 Hours: Lemonade (preferably served in Nalgene bottles)
  7. Winter’s Bone: Meat and Potato Stew (Ree creates one in the movie, out of some ingredients from a charitable neighbor)
  8. The Fighter: New England Clam Chowder with Crack-ed Pepper, Crack-ers, and Crack Pie (obviously, the film has a crack theme)
  9. The Social Network: Open Face-book Sandwiches
  10. True Grit: True Grits (duh)

Any other Oscar-inspired eats you can think of?

  • http://secondcityrandomness.wordpress.com Amy @ Second City Randomness

    I am in love with “open face-book sandwiches”. It could be the corniest one out of the list- but that’s why I laughed out loud. LOVE it.

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    What a fun idea! I’ve always wanted to do an award party.

  • http://www.joggingconcierge.com Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge

    Those are so fun and creative! Some day I’d love to have an awards party, too. :-)

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    This is a great idea! I love the combo of food and films!

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    These are awesome ideas. Makes me want to have a party!

  • http://kaitlinwithhoney.wordpress.com kaitlinwithhoney

    This is adorable. So creative!

  • jess

    hahahah these suggestions are hilarious. lemonade, that’s rich ;)

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    LOVE those Oscar eats ideas :-)

  • http://RoseRunner.blogspot.com RoseRunner

    So creative!! 127 hours could also be gatorade or burritos…

    The dream within dream –> duck withing a turkey or whatever, is the most brilliant. major props.

    For Black Swan I would serve a plate of nothing — to symbolize the ballerina’s eating disorder, and to symbolize my boycotting of the movie (I DESPISED it. hated it. so hard.)

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw twins

    Love this idea! I was hoping to have an Oscar party but not sure if it will happen :( But still should be fun to watch.

  • Ruby W.

    Your list is so creative.

  • http://www.quaypocooks.blogspot.com Quay Po Cooks

    Absolutely fun and creative! Love the idea!

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com KeepItSweet

    What a great idea! I love that you make themed food for the party.

  • Gail

    Very witty….Have a great time on Oscar night

  • http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com Erica

    That is SUCH a great idea! I bet your parties are so much fun. And the menu sounds tasty too!

  • http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Cute list! I’ve only seen Inception and Toy Story 3…