Oscar Party: Foods Inspired By 2011's Top Films

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The Oscars are just around the corner and by now, almost everyone has picked their favorites among the top nominees.

Whether your favorite wins or loses, you can honor them at your Oscar party with a specially-crafted dish inspired by the film.

We've pulled together a few ideas and some great recipes including Irish soda bread for "The Fighter," black and white cookies for "Black Swan" and caramel corn for "Toy Story 3" that will work wonderfully at your Oscar-themed party.

Check out a couple of our top suggestions.

The Fighter

Soda Bread

Any fan of "The Fighter" is sure to tell you that just watching the film is an emotional workout. So, if this is your top pick, honor the Irish family with some traditional stick-to-your-ribs dishes like Irish Oatmeal, Bacon and Cheddar Soufflé and the classic soda bread.

See the recipes below:

Emeril's Irish Soda Bread

Irish Oatmeal, Bacon and Cheddar Soufflé

Wolfgang Puck's Truffled Chicken Pot Pie

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Roasted Beet Napoleon

"Inception" was truly out of this world, so any dish meant to honor the film would have to be the stuff of dreams. Daniel Boulud's coq au vin is just that – delicious, savory and gone before you know it. Pair it with a beet napoleon and your guests will never stop thanking you.

Check out the recipes for these outrageous dishes:

Tomato-Onion Compote

Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud Coq Au Vin

Wolfgang Puck's Roasted Beet Napoleon

127 Hours

Dr. Savard's Secret Morning Mix High-Fiber Granola

"127 Hours" is based on the harrowing story of Aron Ralston, who got his arm caught under a boulder in Robber's Roost, Utah. After nearly five days struggling to get free he amputated it with a dull knife. For fans of this flick we recommend foods that will keep you going, such as Dr. Marie Savard's granola and Kriss Carr's energy drink "Make Juice Not War."

Check out these healthy recipes:

'Crazy, Sexy Diet:' Kris Carr's 'Make Juice, Not War'

Dr. Savard's Secret Morning Mix High-Fiber Granola

Hello, Salad

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Black Swan

Black and White Cookies

There are few foods that illustrate the tension between good and evil in "Black Swan" like the classic black and white cookie. A bit of chocolate, a bit of vanilla and a cakey base – this cookie is sure to be a winner with your friends.

Check out the recipe for these cookies and others "Black Swan" inspired dishes:

Mini Black-and-White Cookies

Emeril's Strawberry Shortcakes

Buddy's Vanilla Cake

Toy Story 3

Caramel Corn

What was your favorite toy as a kid? A large baby doll, a stuffed teddy bear or maybe a cowboy named Woody? "Toy Story 3" brings all these toys back to life and is a great excuse to eat like a kid again. For your family-friendly party try Trisha Yearwood's monkey break muffins with a side of caramel corn.

Check out these fun recipes:

Monkey Bread Muffins

Yummy Caramel Corn

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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True Grit

Buffalo Wings

Everyone loves a classic cowboy story, so it was no surprise that "True Grit" was a favorite of critics and viewers alike. If there was one thing that wasn't so appealing about this gun-slinging fiesta it was the food. However, you can honor the film with Old West style foods like Emeril's spicy buffalo wings and classic blue cheese dipping sauce.

Try these rustic recipes:

Buffalo-Style Wings

Emeril's Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Emeril's Smoked Cheddar Grits

The Social Network


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

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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

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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