Oscar Eats: Black Swan and The Fighter

by in News, Recipes, February 21st, 2011

Horray for Hollywood-decorated cupcakes (image from Food Network Magazine)

What, no ticket to the 2011 Oscar Awards this Sunday? Consider it a lucky opportunity to view the red carpet from the best seat anywhere: your couch. You’re free to heckle the stars (their attire, hair, dates) as you wish, and shout out loud with excitement or disappointment when each winner is announced. And without a slinky dress or monkey suit to starve yourself into, you can enjoy a nominee-themed menu without worry.

Check back here every day this week — we’ll be posting menu ideas for all of the Best Picture nominees so you can eat along with your favorite film, or pick and choose from each to create your own award-winning menu. Today, Black Swan and The Fighter; two movies about battling foes both internal and actual. For tense dramas like these, popcorn just won’t do.

Good and Evil - ahem - Black and White Cookies (image from Food Network Magazine)

Black Swan Snacks:

Black Swan Seafood Risotto

Grilled Black and White Pepper Quail

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Brownies

Black and White Coffee Cocktail

One-Two Punch Pizza (image from Food Network Magazine)

The Fighter Foods

Irish Grilled Cheese

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza


Irish Soda Bread

Guiness Sundaes

For Oscar night or a dinner-and-a-movie date in, check our our collection of award winning eats — there’s something for everyone, whether you favor chick-flicks, docu-dramas, action movies or silly home movies starring the kids.

Award-Winning Menus:

Inception and The Kids are All Right

The King’s Speech and 127 Hours

Have you seen all of the movies nominated for Best Picture? Which one has your vote?

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