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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Comments (4)

  1. Cute idea for black and white cookies! We're so excited for the Oscars that we were thinking of making some of our favorite tasty treats like sour cream chocolate cake:

    or this great recipe for carrot cake:

    Thanks for the great ideas Food Network!

  2. cafe_au_rae says:

    I'm doing chocolate covered black and white strawberries with champagne for Black Swan and then sushi for Inception :)

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