Oscar Party: Foods Inspired By 2011's Top Films


In "The Social Network" Sean Parker wines and dines Mark Zuckerberg and his friends at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. After countless apple martinis and plates of miso salmon Zuckerberg leaves the restaurant, ready to follow any advice Parker gives him. Though you may not agree that it's the best picture of the year, you're sure to make some new Facebook friends that will agree your Salmon Royale and grapefruit martinis are excellent.

Check out these innovative recipes:

Dolce's Grapefruit Martini

Disney Dream's Baked Salmon Royale

Oscar Party Foods

Winter's Bone

Pork Loin

"Winter's Bone" is a dark tale about a girl named Ree who is searching for her father during the dead of winter in the Ozarks. She is poor, so she feeds her family on game she hunts herself. If this movie is your best picture pick, try this succulent roast that could make it to Ree's table for a special occasion.

Check out the roast and other these hearty winter recipes that Ree's family would enjoy:

Pork Loin With Apples and Prunes

Jamie Oliver's Basic Stew

Robin's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The King's Speech


Nothing says British aristocracy quite like high tea. So, if you're a fan of "The King's Speech," treat your friends to the grand tradition of finger sandwiches and scones. In between bites you can practice your best posh English accents.

Check out these high tea recipes that are fit for royalty:

Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Rosemary Buttermilk Scones

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Oscar Party Foods

The Kids Are Alright

Skirt Steak

Like many families, Nic and Jules use dinnertime to bond with their kids Laser and Joni in "The Kids Are All Right." When sperm donor Paul enters the picture, things get a little more complicated, until they all begin to bond over dinner. You can feast like this family by enjoying a meal of grilled marinated skirt steak with wilted spinach. If you're anything like mom Nic you'll pair it with a nice red wine.

Check out this recipe and some others Nic and Jules might like:

Emeril's Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with Wilted Spinach

Miss Hilda's Kale and Chorizo Soup

Rocco's Mixed Green Salad with Fennel-Tarragon Dressing

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