Pay Tribute to The Hunger Games with This Movie Marathon-Ready Menu

Photo via Lionsgate

If there's any movie series that deserves a food-pairing party, it's The Hunger Games. Aside from the name and the culinary innovations that the tributes had to come up with in the arena, there are a handful of important food moments throughout the trilogy.

With the final installment of the series, Mockingjay — Part 2, hitting theaters on Nov. 20, we came up with the perfect all-day, binge-watching movie marathon menu, ranging from (non-poisonous) blueberry muffins for the morning to baguettes that baker boy Peeta would love to a bowl of hearty Capitol-worthy lamb stew.

FN RECIPE Alton Brown Blueberry Muffins

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Don't worry — these berries aren't poisonous like Katniss and Peeta's deadly nightlock berries. With so many movies to watch, you'll have to fuel up in the morning with hearty muffins.

Alton Brown's Chicken Noodle Soup As seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

In the first movie, Katniss cooks Groosling Soup for herself and Rue. Since Groosling isn't a real animal — and it probably wouldn't taste great, anyway — try warm, comforting chicken noodle soup instead. Luckily, you don't have to cook yours with hot river rocks.

You don't  knead to make homemade bread for your party, but it's what Peeta would do. It's perfect to dip into hot soup or slather in "cheese that melts on your tongue" like Katniss had in the Capitol.

Katniss is the girl on fire, which means you have to serve up a fiery red dip. Her sister, Prim, loves goat cheese, so it's a natural pairing for the smoky, creamy appetizer and homemade baguette slices.

Now it's time to pull up those TV tables for the main event. Since you probably can't cook a whole suckling pig with an apple in its mouth like the one Katniss shot her arrow through in the first movie, go for a slow-cooked roast topped with spicy apple chutney instead. Fair warning: The garlicky, herbaceous aroma drifting through the house may cause a Hunger Games-style battle to get the first bite.

When trapped in the Capitol, Katniss found comfort in her favorite dish: lamb stew with dried plums. This version doesn't have fruit inside, but gets natural sweetness from a tomato base.

CCCDO412_hot-chocolate-with-espresso-marshmallows_s4x3

CCCDO412_hot-chocolate-with-espresso-marshmallows_s4x3

When you've reached hour six of your Hunger Games marathon, wake yourself up with espresso marshmallows. Katniss had her first cup of rich hot chocolate on her train ride to the Capitol, but thankfully your fate won't hang in the balance while you're enjoying the decadent drink.

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Peeta's father gave Katniss cookies before she headed to the games, but we never found out what kind they were. If we were worried about dying in an arena, buttery brown sugar shortbread would be the cookie we'd reach for.

Next Up

All Men Must Dine: A Game of Thrones Pop-Up Restaurant

You can try to win tickets to a Game of Thrones-themed pop up in London taking place between February 13 and 15.

25 Ways to Use Brussels Sprouts

Forget whatever you may have thought about Brussels sprouts in your youth and give them another try.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese on the Food's Greatest Hits Premiere

Watch the Food's Greatest Hits premiere for free online now.

Comfort Fest: Bobby's Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

After a polar vortex you might be tempted to hunker down and order delivery instead of putting on snow pants to head to the supermarket. But these comforting recipes from Bobby Flay might have you thinking otherwise, especially since they are classic breakfast and brunch recipes that are even better when served after 5pm.

Deep-Fried Mac & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Comfort Food on Comfort Food Action

The host of Cooking Channel's Rebel Without a Kitchen took two comfort food favorites and created a game-changer.

Pizza Hut Australia Says Screw it and Tops Pizzas with Doritos

Pizza Hut Australia now tops their crusts with a whole bunch of Doritos just to prove that they can.

Watch Cooking Channel Wherever, Whenever with Our Live-Streaming App

Watch Cooking Channel live and stream cooking shows on our iPhone and Android app.

The Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch on His Love of Sandwiches

Bruce McCulloch of the Kids in the Hall participated in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. His most enlightening feedback came in response to whether or not he liked sandwiches.

So Much Pretty Food Here