Award-worthy dishes for an Oscar-viewing party

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Published February 22, 2013

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The 85th annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday and what better way to cheer on your favorite nominees than by hosting an Oscar-viewing party?

Whether you’re an avid fan taking part in a competitive pool or just watching for fun, an Oscar-themed menu will be sure to impress any guest.

From Cajun and Southern fare, to French and Persian cuisine, the movies nominated for best picture cover the four corners of the world, giving you the opportunity to use diverse ingredients and pack them into flavorful bites.

To help you get started with menu-planning, we put together a list of best-picture-inspired recipes. Some of which include hush puppies like the ones Hushpuppy (played by actress Quvenzhane Wallis) savors in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild;’ Persian rice and chicken similar to the food found in the region where ‘Argo’ is set; and an apple berry pandowdy -- a nod to ‘Lincoln’ and American eats.

So no matter if your picks win or lose, your guests will leave smiling and satisfied.

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