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Feb 18, 2010 09:55 AM

Oscar Potluck--but the theme is wacked!

My boyfriend and I just got invited to an Oscar potluck where we need to bring a dish inspired by one of the Best Picture nominees.

Whaaaaa?! The good news is everyone else seems just as clueless as to what to bring, so the menu is wide open.

Okay, here is what we have:

Avatar (Did they eat anything in Avatar? Can't recall... maybe I can just make something big and blue)
The Blind Side (football food?)
District 9 (Alien/South African cuisine?)
Hurt Locker (one of those pre-made army pouches of food)
An Education (haven't seen it yet)
Inglourious Basterds (someone is already bringing strudel)
Precious (mac and cheese, chicken wings, pigs feet)
A Serious Man (haven't seen it yet)
Up (chocolate... definitely chocolate)
Up in the Air (airline food?)

I'm not doing such a good job thinking out of the box for this one, Chowhounds. Please help me get the creativity flowing! Thanks all!

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  1. Someone else posted on this - see:

    district 9 is ethe easiest - what with the "prawn" and "cat food" bits throughout the film...
    I stlll havent seen any of the other films!

    (and I must say I certainly don't think District 9 is Oscar worthy!)

    1. In "An Education" the two main characters have a romantic picnic in Paris -- so maybe cheese and pate? There's also a birthday cake in an earlier scene and lots of cocktail drinking.

      District 9 -- cat food.

      (I think this kind of party is pretty silly.)

      1. Make some prawns and call it a day :D
        (District 9...)

        1. Well, I think your airline food and army food ideas are cute. I mean, you could just make whatever you want, but present it in pouches or compartmentalized trays.

          And yeah, at least Blind Side is easy—you can just repeat whatever you made for the Super Bowl!

          1. The only food I remember from Avatar was the breakfast that Sully was eating on the fly. Was it scrambled eggs? Figures, nothing potluck-worthy. I mean really, with all the details, can they not consider the food needs of Oscar party-goers when they make these movies?! Cellophane noodles for the strands on the tree of life might be kind of fun, but I have no idea how you'd pull it off. If you can post what you come up with, I'll be interested to read it.