Oscar night is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love having friends over and feeding them fatty food while we watch starving people prance down the red carpet. But it's really the opportunity for delicious pun-y dishes like last year's Brie of Life that gets me to breakout my culinary formal wear year after year.
In 2013, the best picture list is full of fun cuisines and themes to play up. There's of course the black-white Southern divide at the center of both Django Unchained and Lincoln. Amour and Les Miserables are just asking for some end-of-life French dishes. And the main character in Beasts of the Southern Wild is named Hushpuppy!
Needless to say, there's a lot to work with at your Oscar party this year. Below are my favorite dish ideas inspired by these cinematic heavy hitters.
-- Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe