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Oscar Night Party

by Denise Vivaldo

Oscar Night Party


86th Academy Awards
March 2, 2014 | Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Academy Awards night is big deal at my house. Friends come over, and I cook a lot of food. We drink Champagne, and we watch the show all day and all night. The next day, we have an "Oscar" hangover from watching for so long. (It couldn't be the Champagne!)

My best friend, Michael, a brilliant designer, has even been known to make Oscar Cheese. That's right: Cheddar cheese sculpted into a perfect Oscar statuette. Bette Davis would have howled! Oscar Night is not just the biggest night in Hollywood; it has become a worldwide tradition.

The recipes in this menu are all designed to be cooked before your guests arrive, and to be eaten with your fingers, if you like, in front of the television. I don't want you to miss a minute of the show!




My Favorite Blue Cheeses

Blue cheeses can be crumbly or creamy, with a taste ranging from mildly nutty to very earthy and salty. There are many excellent blues to choose from.


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