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9 Recipes Inspired by This Year’s Best Picture Oscars Nominees

It's officially awards season—and every movie buff knows that no viewing party is complete without award-winning food!

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Inspired by: Once upon a Time in Hollywood

If Brad Pitt lovingly making macaroni and cheese in Quentin Tarantino’s latest opus isn’t enough to inspire you, we don’t know what will. Say cheese: we’re ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille! Here are some more movies that will make you want to cook.
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Inspired by: Little Women

If there’s one thing that the March sisters are known for, it’s their delicious home cooking. One of the ingredients frequently featured in their dishes—besides sugar—is apples. This fruity pastry recipe, for instance, is just what we’d imagine Hannah’s famous apple turnovers to taste like.
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Inspired by: 1917

During World War I, folks had to find ways to stretch ingredients, and make due with certain foods because of government rationing during wartime. An encouraged dish would have been this Vegetable Medley, since garden produce could be used freely at home. Check out these other Oscar party recipes.
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Inspired by: Ford V Ferrari

Want to know a fun fact about Henry Ford? Apparently one of his favorite foods were “roadside greens,” which he’d pick from his backyard and serve up in salads and sandwiches. Offer this healthy salad to your Oscar guests to enjoy, while you watch Ford’s cars zip around the racetrack in this action-packed movie.
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Inspired by: Joker

You might not be able to take a trip to the fictitious Gotham City, but you can re-create the Big Apple experience it was modeled after with brick oven-style pizza. If thin crust isn’t your favorite, try one of these equally delicious and cheesy pizza recipes.
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Inspired by: Parasite

Plan this Seoul-themed movie night with a spread of South Korean-inspired recipes. We recommend this tangy Korean beef and rice, which can be on the table in just 15 minutes.
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Inspired by: The Irishman

In the Irishman, Al Pacino’s character has quite the penchant for ice cream—and we don’t blame him. Treat yourself like Al with this indulgent brownie sundae, smothered in hot fudge. Want to craft a cool, creamy sundae bar for your soiree? Whip up some of our top sundae recipes.
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Inspired by: Jojo Rabbit

You might not need an excuse to indulge in your favorite German foods—like beer, bratwurst and sauerkraut—but this is the perfect film + food pairing. Dig into this classic schnitzel dish after offering one of these fancy Oscars appetizers to kick things off.
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Inspired by: Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson plays the female lead, Nicole, in the story. In a recent interview, Scarlett said she wished she could’ve eaten a meal with another frequent Oscar nominee, Ms. Bette Davis. The menu? According to Scarlett, “crude shellfish on the half shell and perhaps a gazpacho.” Offer this So-Easy Gazpacho as a first course at your party.

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.
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