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Nine Fab Recipes for Your Star-Worthy Oscar Party

Throw a Star-Worthy Oscar Party!

Originally posted 02/24/2013 03:05PM

It's Hollywood's Super Bowl – so if you're throwing an Oscar party, hot wings just won't do.

Instead of critiquing the gowns over cold pizza and nachos, check out these glam recipes that will rival what the stars are eating – or pretending to eat – at the posh post-Academy Awards bashes.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild-Inspired Louisiana Grub for the Oscars

Beasts of the Southern Wild-Inspired Louisiana Grub for the Oscars

Originally posted 02/16/2013 10:45AM

With Feb. 24's 2013 Academy Awards drawing closer, there's no better time to whet your appetite for all things movies – literally.

Embrace your inner film buff one bite at a time starting with one of this year's Best Picture nominees: Beasts of the Southern Wild. You'll take a trip to the bayous of Louisiana courtesy of Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, which is serving up Oscar contender-inspired dishes to moviegoers in celebration of the film industry's biggest night.

Pair your po' boy and hush puppies with an adults-only beverage. (Yup, that means the movie's 9-year-old star (and youngest Best Actress nominee ever), Quvenzhané Wallis, couldn't quite indulge in this gin-based treat.)

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