Oh how we love the Oscars! Not only is it one of the few times we get to see Hollywood’s finest dress up to the nines but there's the anticipation of whether will your favourite film win or not.
And now we've just discovered brilliant blog Eatori written by Tori Haschka which will make your Oscar night even more fun. Each year at this time she cleverly translates all the Oscar film front runners into actual dishes you can cook and eat - so you can literally vote with your stomach! Tori told us, 'I've been pairing the Best Picture nominees with dishes for five years now- it's a great excuse to see as many of the films as possible. I then re-make all the dishes and throw a viewing party on the night . We take it pretty seriously. All the guests have to have their ballots in 24 hours prior, and we go into social media lockdown during the day. There are trophies that are handed down for whoever gets the most picks right and who has seen the most films.’
‘For the past two years we've had cocktails as part of the menu - 'The Artist popping candy martinis' and 'Lincoln Apple Pie Old Fashioneds' both proved the undoing of a few of us for a school night. This year we'll stick to champagne and tea to close to go with the slices of brack for Philomena and love cakes for Her (both of which vie for my favourite- though I'm guessing that Gravity will win).
Here's Graziadaily's five favourites, and find the whole set here. >>
DARK CHOCOLATE FLOATING ISLANDS
inspired by GRAVITY
Tori says: ‘These orbs of poached meringue (ile flottante in French- or floating islands) seemingly defy gravity, are suspended upon a sea of dark custard.’ Find the recipe here.
BRANDY SOUSED BRACK
inspired by PHILOMENA
Tori says: ‘Every time Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) has returned to the convent in Tipperary, searching for information about the son she bore, she comes away empty handed - bar a serving of brack cake and a cup of tea.’ Find the recipe here.
inspired by HER
Tori says: ‘Take comfort in the fact that it would be just as easy to fall head over heels for these sultry cakes as it would be for the husky tones of Scarlett Johansson.’ Find the recipe here
inspired by TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
Tori says: ‘A buckle is a sweet taste of the south, which is what you’ll need after joining Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejioforn) in his twelve years in hell.’ Find the recipe here.
DIRTY MARTINI SASHIMI
Inspired by WOLF OF WALL STREET
Tori says: A steady diet of vodka martinis, yellowtail sashimi platters, quaaludes and cocaine. This should get you on the way to emulating the 90′s Wall Street excesses of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo di Caprio) in Scorcese’s latest three hour epic.’ Find the recipe here.