Movie themed food is always fun to make. To bring a feeling to life with the medium of food and transport yourself to a new world in one bite. That’s why it’s important to have plenty of snacks when it comes to hosting an Oscars party. Because nothing makes you connect with an idea or concept better than experiencing it. So whether you’re thinking of eating hard-boiled eggs and thinking of the creature in The Shape of Water or listening to the sound of scraping toast a la Phantom Thread, you’ll want to cook these up on Sunday as you watch the stars sashay across the red carpet.
The Shape of Water – Chorizo Deviled Eggs
Nothing quite bonds humans and water creatures like hard-boiled eggs. I don’t know about you, but a good boiled egg is something I can eat everyday. So it’s no surprise that the characters from Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film found their friendship over this superfood. Adding some Chorizo adds a bit of Spanish influence (and also amazing goodness). Find the recipe here.
Darkest Hour – French Consomme
One of Winston Churchill’s favorite things to eat is consommé. Churchill reportedly did not go a single night without having a bowl of this brothy goodness. This crystal clear broth is made by concentrating and clarifying stock using egg whites and lean ground meat. The strong flavor and velvet mouthfeel of this type of stock makes it apparent why a no-nonsense fellow like Churchill would find it among his favorites. Make small servings of this delicious broth for your guests to enjoy through the door. Find the recipe here.
Dunkirk – yorkshire pudding
If there’s anything the British know how to do well, it’s band together to rescue soldiers and also make a darn fine Yorkshire pudding. One of these things is obviously much easier to do (and I’d be lying if I said it was the rescue efforts at Dunkirk). These fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside pastries are perfect for light snacking or dipping in some cheese or gravy sauce. Find the recipe here.
Phantom Thread – Roasted mushrooms on Toast
Phantom Thread possesses possibly one of the most acoustically aggravating scenes in this year’s selection of best picture nominees. And if you’ve ever wanted to hit someone who butters their toast a little too loudly, you’ll understand after watching that scene. These roasted mushrooms on toast with a bit of crème fraîche are the perfect balance of elegance and aggravating crunch. Find the recipe here.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Toasted Ravioli is a classic dish from St. Louis, Missouri, so we figured it was the perfect little finger food to fit with Three Billboards. Don’t be fooled, though; these little bad boys aren’t toasted, they are deep-fried (as is custom in the South), so make sure you have something like the Endurance® Mesh Skimmer to fetch those ravioli out of the hot oil. Find the recipe here.
Get Out – Fruit Loop Marshmallow Bars
Okay, but what kind of crazy person eats one loop at a time? The kind of crazy in this movie. We prefer our Fruit Loops mashed together with globs of marshmallow and butter. So will your guests (hopefully!). Find the recipe here.
The Post – Watergate Salad
The 1970’s were a weird time for food, amirite? Everything was casseroled, Jelloed, canned, mallowed. But with The Post set during this tumultuous time in US History, why not delight your Oscars guests with a little bowl of Watergate Salad? Featuring Pistachio jello, nuts, marshmallow, and pineapple. I don’t even know, just go with it. Find the recipe here.
CAll Me By Your Name – Bourbon Peach Upside Down Cake
Must watch to understand peach reference, but peaches and cakes are delicious and this is a must make movie themed food for your party. Find the recipe here.
Lady Bird – Smoky avocado Burger with Pineapple Pepper Relish
The colorfulness of Lady Bird deserves a food worthy of its brightness and quirkiness. And as Sacramento steeps itself in burger restaurants featuring unique recipes, this one including avocado and pineapple seemed an appropriate one. If you’re wanting to serve a large group, make them into sliders using Hawaiian sweet rolls. Find the recipe here.
So now that you have your movie themed food together, you get to plan the rest of the party! Make sure there’s lots of gold accessories and take some suggestions from the official Oscars website!
And don’t forget the drinks! You can participate quite enthusiastically with Rolling Stone‘s Official Oscars Drinking Game.