Oscar party: Celebrate each Best Picture nominee with a dish
Oscar party delights: Serve up these dishes inspired by the 10 Best Picture nominees.
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The harrowing, true story of Aron Ralston, a hiker who literally got stuck between a rock and hard place and had to sever his arm to save his life.
Recipe: Cranberry pistachio granola. OK, aside from the fact that the premise of this movie is literally appetite-loss inducing, we think a good old-fashioned granola mix should be in every hiker's survival backpack.
"Irish" Mickey Ward, a junior welterweight from Lowell, Mass., leads (in critic Rainer's words), "a screeching caricature of working-class discombobulation." Basically, an in-your-face movie about working class family that really, really likes to fight.
Recipe: Irish lamb stew. A traditional Irish classic with stick-to-the-ribs flavor. Keep it simple and strong.
An espionage expert with a truly remarkable skill: the ability to tap into people's dreams and steal their secrets.
Recipe: The best fudgy brownies. If you can't tap into people's dreams, try offering them these fudgy, chocolate-y, delicious brownies. They will spill all even before you get the pan out of the oven.
A series of mishaps and mistaken identity sends our favorite Pixar toys inside the suspiciously cheery Sunnyside Day-care Center.
Ree, a teenager growing up in the hardscrabble Missouri Ozarks, sets out to find her crystal-meth-dealer father who has jumped bail.
Recipe: Roast chicken. OK, this recipe bears no themes relating to the movie. But really, a name like "Winter's Bone" conjures up the best remedy for warding off the season's chill: the smell of a roast chicken filling your kitchen. But if you really want a theme, go for the classic Southern pecan pie.
If this star-studded round-up still isn't enough, check out our list of appetizer recipes for more Oscar party ideas.
Cue the music!