Silver Screen Snacking: An Oscar Party Menu

Plan some all-star snacking in honor of the 90th Academy Awards.

Sunday, March 4th, marks the 90th Academy Awards. And while A-listers will be sipping Champagne from custom Art Deco magnums of Piper-Heidsieck (inspired by the old theaters of classic Hollywood), home viewers can plan a themed celebration. Here are a few Cooking Channel recipes inspired by the films, as well as a few inspired by classic winners from years past.

Conjure the picnic in The Shape of Water with Kelsey’s deviled eggs with candied bacon, or plan to serve eggs two ways, with soft-boiled eggs on Italian toast in honor of Call Me by Your Name.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Celebrities may skip the carbs before their red carpet run, but channel one of Missouri’s best, most-indulgent culinary traditions, fried ravioli, in honor of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This crispy finger food is the perfect party bite, with marinara sauce as red as that Dolby Theatre carpet.

Spike your mesmerizing tea with bourbon to toast Get Out, perhaps paired with some dry Froot Loops?

Comforting jam-slathered bread awaits evacuated soldiers in Dunkirk. Turn the classic after-school snack into savory canapes with Giada’s crostini topped with sun-dried tomato jam and goat cheese. It’s an especially good pairing for British stout.

For a film ostensibly about fashion, Phantom Thread features exceptional food, including gooey Welsh rarebit that would pair nicely with some of the porter that goes into the creamy topping.

Celebrate the Washington pride of The Post with a classic D.C.-style half-smoke, which is cheap, messy and a dream for a writer on deadline.

BERRIES AND CREAM LADYFINGER ICEBOX CAKE Cooking Channel Sour Cream, Sugar, Heavy Cream, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Zest, Strawberries, Blueberries, Ladyfingers, 9 x 4 Springform Pan

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Though Lady Bird may prefer frozen dinners, channel your elegant side with a Berries and Cream Ladyfinger Icebox Cake to round out the feast and commemorate the coming-of-age story.

Embrace Winston’s British pride — and the Brits’ love of trifles — with a darkest chocolate trifle for Darkest Hour.

HOMEMADE CANNOLI Alex Guarnaschelli Best Thing I Ever Made/That’s Italian Food Network Allpurpose Flour, Granulated Sugar, Kosher Salt, Unsalted Butter, Egg Yolk, Dry White Wine, Ricotta Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Heavy Cream, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Lemon, Canola Oil

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The 90th anniversary will likely mean plenty of nostalgic cinema history, so pay tribute to classics gone by with Godfather-inspired cannoli, Casablanca couscous or Annie Hall’s lobsters (in risotto). For more winning ideas, check out Genius Kitchen’s Oscars-inspired recipes.



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