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Recipes Inspired By The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Films

Posted: 02/23/2012 3:24 pm

Some people have Halloween. Others celebrate Valentines Day with a bang. For us, it's all about Oscars. For the past seven years we have hosted an Oscars party.

We know the politics of the awards are fraught. We know all the cynical retorts. But there is something undeniably escapist about it as a spectacle. And we also, just really like movies.

The awards are pinnacle of a month long festival. Before it there's a whirlwind few weeks where we try and see as many of the nominated films as possible. Then we brainstorm dishes to match the films nominated for Best Picture.

'The Artist' Not-So-Silent Martinis
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These martinis pay respect to "The Artist"; the rumored front runner for this year's Best Picture. To start with: the obvious. Like the film, it's black and white. This martini boasts a monochromatic strength that should take us straight back to 1927 Hollywood (and if you wanted to get perfectionist about it, you could try find a glass that fits 1.33:1 Academy perspective).

On to the contents: there's a depressive wallop of gin -- just the thing for when the pace of change makes you want to wallow in a corner. There's a whisper of French in the Cointreau that washes the glass. There's the sting of salt, care of the olives and the flakes on the rim.

But most of all, just like the talkies, this is a martini that's going to force you to make some noise -- because amongst the salt crust you'll also find sugared pop rocks. With each sip they'll fizz and sparkle, shocking your tongue and encouraging your mouth to dance.*

So in order to get this Oscars party started, let's all take a big sip and make some noise in honor of this year's greatest novelty, almost-silent film.

(*BYO tap shoes and dashing Jack Russel for scene stealing effects).

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