I always throw an Oscar party. I love a good theme, you know. I also try to watch as many of the nominated films that I can.
One of the fun traditions of the party is the BEST PICTURE menu. Each year I offer a dish that embodies the title of the best picture nominees. That’s how we end up with No Country Sausage for Old Men and There Will Be Blintz. This year has many an opportunity for culinary creativity. The nominees are:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- The Reader
- Slumdog Millionaire
Milk. Seriously? Too Obvious. I could just put a pitcher of moo-juice on the buffet and be done, but there has to be something better.
My plan for Frost / Nixon is to actually FROST Nixon’s face on a cake. How hard could THAT be?
Chili dog Millionaire anyone? I’m thinking vegetarian hot dogs with Indian Curry. Or perhaps really good regular chili dogs with a side of caviar.
I could go several ways with Ben Button. I was thinking drinks: The Curious Case of Samuel Adams. Or I could go with a side dish, “The Curious Casserole of Buttered Brusselsprouts,” but we haven’t hit tasty yet.
The Reader…Hmmmm? I could make crusty seed bread and call it the SEEDER.
I’m just relieved that Doubt and Gran Torino were not nominated for best picture, because, they are stumpers.
What can you make of these titles? Any suggestions?