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Oscar 2012....what movie tie-in foods would you make?

I'm looking for dishes related to the best picture or best actor/actress nominees. It's been a rough couple of weeks, but I'm going to be back in the kitchen and Im looking forward to having some fun, tasty dishes!

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Zester_003

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added about 2 years ago

The timpano from "Big Night".

Lorigoldsby
lorigoldsby added about 2 years ago

Clarification...from the 2012 nominees! I'll save the "big night" dish for another occasion!

Lorigoldsby
lorigoldsby added about 2 years ago

Here are my first thoughts:

The Artist--something from the silent movie/golden age of Hollywood
The Descendants- a pineapple or one of gingerroots' fab recipes from Hawaii
Extremely Loud...a taste of NYC
The Help--do I dare do a chocolate pie?
Midnight in Paris--crepes as a homage to Montmatre? A writers' libation?
Moneyball--thinking a variation of Tom's popcorn
War Horse--my Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef?
Tree of Life and Hugo are the 2 films I haven't seen yet...

Miglore

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added about 2 years ago
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We have a few ideas -- stay tuned....

Junechamp

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added about 2 years ago

The Help... you could "go Southern."

Junechamp

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added about 2 years ago

The chocolate pie would be CLASSIC!! Go for it. but you have to eat something savory.

Junechamp

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added about 2 years ago

Just remembered that a colleague of mine did the food styling for "The Help!" Depends upon how fancy you want the food to be, but soul food is hearty, tasty and do ahead... like beans and rice and collard greens. Or are you wanting to represent more than one movie?

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lorigoldsby added about 2 years ago

Savory, yes...I was thinking one of ginger roots fab Hawaiian steamed pork buns?

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Mr_Vittles added about 2 years ago

Tree of Life, meatloaf and gravy, pot roast (Americana) and Hugo, treacle tarts, eel pie, or something that you could get in a train station in England in the 1930s.

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cristinasciarra added about 2 years ago

Doesn't Hugo take place in a Parisian train station? For The Help, check out the recipes in this Food & Wine feature: <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-help-southern-food" target="_blank">http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/the-help-southern-food</a>

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Mr_Vittles added about 2 years ago

@cristinasciarra Touche, but they all speak with English accents. My mistake.

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cristinasciarra added about 2 years ago

Indeed they do. And now I would like to try a treacle tart!

Miglore

Kristen is the Senior Editor of Food52

added about 2 years ago

Here are our 9 menus -- hop over and let us know what you think! http://www.food52.com/blog...

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Sam1148 added about 2 years ago

While not for the current crop of films; How about nice MLT: a mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.

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