I didn’t plan on writing a separate post about what we ate while we enjoyed The Oscars but since a few of you asked . . . and since I’m always down to talk about food . . . here goes.
Generally, I try to find something to eat to represent each of the Best Picture nominees. So here’s the list of nominees, followed by what we came up with to eat.
Ford v. Ferrari: Hannah brought tacos. She said there was a scene in a restaurant where they were eating them. I don’t recall it but I’m always up for eating tacos.
The Irishman: I marinated and cooked a sirloin steak (this one did double duty, as you’ll see below) and we also had ice cream. The tie in is that Frank Sheeran (the main character) delivers (errr, illegally sells) beef in the beginning of the movie and Jimmy Hoffa is an ice cream fiend.
JoJo Rabbit: red wine. Listen. We were going to be drinking wine anyway but there’s a scene where Scarlet Johansson drinks red wine to celebrate that the allies are getting closer.
Joker: Homemade soft pretzels. This one is a stretch but when I googled to try and come up with something for this movie I read that while Joaquin Phoenix was dieting to lose the weight for this role he craved pretzels.
Little Women: Apples, bread (made by Sean and it was fab), and cheese, pictured above. A staple during that time and Louisa May Alcott reportedly loved apples.
Marriage Story: Kale salad because Laura Dern’s character orders a kale salad when they go to their lunch meeting with the attorneys. I didn’t end up serving this because we were full but I was prepared nevertheless.
1917: I made a Wacky Cake, which is a war time recipe for cake that doesn’t use milk or eggs. This one is also a stretch since Wacky Cake’s roots are in WWII not WWI. Still. It’s wartime and we needed dessert.
Once Upon A Time . . . In Hollywood: Onion dip and potato chips. What’s a more quintessential snack from the late 1960s than that?
Parasite: I said the sirloin steak did double duty and I meant it because it, along with ramen noodles from our local sushi place, counted for Parasite for the Jjapaguri Ram-don that plays such an important role in a very tense scene. And yes, I know that ramen from a Japanese restaurant is not the same as the Korean noodle dish that is featured but it’s what we had available. And it was delicious!
I completely spaced out on taking photos and only captured the onion dip from yesterday and the cheese board from today’s post. Believe me when I say that everything was delicious even if it wasn’t photographed. Planning this menu is always a fun part of the experience for Hannah and I and this year was no exception. You know us . . . we always eat well!
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