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9 Recipes Based on 9 of This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

Let’s play a game. It’s called “match the dish with the movie,” the Oscars 2017 edition. Are you ready? Are your thinking cap and apron on?

Here are 9 recipes that correspond to some part or scene of 9 of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Okay, go!

La La Land

Carne Asada con Rajas
Carne Asada con Rajas
by Waverly

On one of their first dates, Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) stop by a pupuseria for Salvadoran food. (Also, if it’s too cold to fire up the grill, use your grill pan.)

Hell or High Water

J. Kenji López-Alt's Butter-Basted, Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steaks Recipe
J. Kenji López-Alt’s Butter-Basted, Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steaks Recipe
by Genius Recipes

Yes, more steak. But if you’ve ever seen this scene you understand why you can’t watch this movie without wanting a T-bone steak (and a baked potato).

Lion

Bhaate-Bhat (Bengali Mashed Vegetables and Rice)
Bhaate-Bhat (Bengali Mashed Vegetables and Rice)
by Rinku Bhattacharya /Spice Chronicles

Dev Patel stars as an orphan who uses the Internet to find his way back home to his home village India after being raised by adoptive parents in Australia.

Moonlight

Maricel E. Presilla's Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad
Maricel E. Presilla’s Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad
by Genius Recipes

One of the last scenes takes place at a Cuban diner, where Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) reunites with his longtime friend (or, you could say, a former enemy—to not divulge too much) Kevin (André Holland), who’s a cook there. Although there’s some debate, it’s believed the dish Kevin made Chiron was pollo de la plancha.

Captain Fantastic

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Barbara Kafka’s Simplest Roast Chicken
by Genius Recipes

Watch this clip from the movie, where one of the daughters asks, “How did you kill those chickens?” She’s referring to the two organic, non-GMO roasted birds on the table.

My Life as a Zucchini

Julia Child's Tian de Courgettes au Riz (Zucchini Tian)
Julia Child’s Tian de Courgettes au Riz (Zucchini Tian)
by Genius Recipes

The story of an orphan, Zucchini, who struggles to find his place in his new foster home—and his search of a new family. No, zucchini isn’t in season right now, but it only seems appropriate here.

Hidden Figures

Cheese and Herb Star Bread
Cheese and Herb Star Bread
by Posie Harwood

The movie is about the brilliant black women who worked as human “computers,” helping send America to space. Star bread only seems appropriate.

Elle

Glögg (Mulled Wine Punch)
Glögg (Mulled Wine Punch)
by Erik Lombardo

In this revelatory scene, surrounded by wine and friends, the main character (Isabelle Huppert) reveals she’s been assaulted.

Manchester by the Sea

Spiced Dulce de Leche Banana Icebox Cake
Spiced Dulce de Leche Banana Icebox Cake
by savorthis

The site of frozen food causes Patrick (Lucas Hedges) to have an emotional breakdown about his recently deceased father; his father’s body is being frozen until the weather warms, since the ground in winter is too hard to bury him.

Tell us: What will you be making on Oscars night?

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