What better way to celebrate the Oscars than to have snacks based on the Best Pic nominations?
La La Land
It’d be silly not to include Chicken On A Stick. In La La Land, Sebastian (played by Ryan Gosling) wants to open a jazz bar. While brainstorming names, he comes up with Chicken On A Stick – a name that plays homage to the jazz musician Charlie Parker, who got his nickname “Bird” because he loved eating chicken. We’ve got a delicious Chicken Satay Skewers recipe that is the perfect appetizer to kick off the night!
Arrival tells the story of what might happen if extraterrestrial beings were to make contact with earth. Mysterious spacecrafts touch down everywhere across the globe and an elite team is brought together to investigate. Why not make beautiful galaxy ice cream to match? Click here for this out-of-this-world recipe that’s surprisingly easy!
Lion is based on the true story of an Indian boy who is separated from his family, gets adopted and eventually finds his way home – using Google Maps. All Saroo wants, as a child, is jalebi – a dessert that is similar to funnel cake. This incredibly versatile Indian dish is eaten for breakfast, snack or dessert and is much easier to make than it looks! Try the recipe out here.
Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water is a movie about two bank-robbing brothers who are being pursued by police man. It’s a modern western movie filled with tons of surprises! To match with the environment, we’ve got our version of Southern caviar – also known as pimento cheese. Check out our recipe here!
Hacksaw Ridge takes place during World War II and while there weren’t any particularly food-centric scenes, one classic movie snack was available at that time – popcorn! Popcorn has always been an inexpensive and classic movie theatre snack, and its popularity surged during the Great Depression and WWII when candy was hard to come by due to sugar rations. Get a gourmet twist on classic popcorn here!
Manchester by Sea
Manchester by Sea tells the story of an uncle and his nephew bonding after years apart after a family tragedy. The film stars Casey Affleck (yes, he’s Ben’s brother) as Lee and takes place in a town just outside of Boston. Through all the tears in this emotional film, one constant that remains is the return to pizza. Yes, pizza. Lee heats up leftover pizza in the microwave for his nephew, he worries whether there will be enough pizza to feed his guests, there’s always the pizza! Of course, we had to add pizza to this list – with a healthy twist. Check out this recipe for zucchini pizzas!
Throughout the film, Fences, Troy’s (Denzel Washington) war-torn brother, Gabriel, visits their home and Rose (Viola Davis) tries to calm the war-torn man down with food. There’s a scene in the movie when Gabriel pops by Troy and Rose’s home and is offered biscuits – he gets noticeably excited. Check out this movie-inspired snack here
One of the most powerful scenes in Moonlight is when Chiron returns to see his old friend, Kevin at a diner. With incredible precision and care, Kevin makes arroz con pollo, a traditional dish from Spain and Latin America very similar to paella. What’s great about this dish is that you can make it for any occasion, not only an Oscar party! We’ve got a twist on arroz con pollo that you can serve to your guests. Get the recipe here!
Hidden Figures is the story of three genius women who were behind one of the biggest space operations in history. As much as we wanted to make dehydrated ice cream, not everyone has the tools needed for that! Instead, we’ll be making easy baked kale chips that mimics dehydrate kale chips. Set your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s preheating, remove kale leaves from their ribs and rip into 2-inch pieces and throw into a bowl. Mix in about 2 tbsp of olive oil, a tsp of salt, a tsp of black pepper and toss to mix. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the kale chips are crispy!