Food for Oscar

February 17, 2011

in 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?

{ 16 comments }

1 Amy @ Second City Randomness February 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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.

2 Lauren February 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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

3 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge February 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

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

4 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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

5 lowandbhold February 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

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

6 kaitlinwithhoney February 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

This is adorable. So creative!

7 jess February 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

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

8 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

LOVE those Oscar eats ideas :-)

9 RoseRunner February 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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.)

10 Pure2raw twins February 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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.

11 Ruby W. February 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Your list is so creative.

12 Quay Po Cooks February 18, 2011 at 3:24 am

Absolutely fun and creative! Love the idea!

13 KeepItSweet February 18, 2011 at 3:51 am

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

14 Gail February 18, 2011 at 6:06 am

Very witty….Have a great time on Oscar night

15 Erica February 18, 2011 at 7:55 am

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

16 Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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

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