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Delicious dishes for an Oscar-viewing party

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? To help you get started, we put together a list of best picture-inspired recipes.

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Wild Boar Hush Puppies

This crisp and tangy comfort food inspired by 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' is a perfect bite-sized appetizer. 

Recipe: Wild Boar Hush Puppies

Tori Haschka of Eatori

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Paneer Tikka Pizza

If you're pulling for 'Life of Pi,' this chewy pizza with its spiced yogurt sauce and paneer tikka topping is for you.

Recipe: Paneer Tikka Pizza

Kiran Tarun

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Lentil Cakes with Pesto, Wilted Greens and Lemon Thyme Zucchini Fries

A hearty yet light patty of sorts paired with shoe-string thin zucchini fries for crunch is as bold and unexpected as 'Zero Dark Thirty.'

Recipe: Lentil Cakes with Pesto, Wilted Greens and Lemon Thyme Zucchini Fries

Caitlin Van Horn of Roost

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Morgh Polow

Morgh Polow, or rice and chicken, is a colorful, flavorful dish with Persian origins -- similar to cuisine native of the region where the film 'Argo' takes place -- that can serve as an entree for guests looking for a bigger bite. 

Recipe: Morgh Polow

Sanam Lamborn of MyPersianKitchen

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French Onion Soup

As the recipe's author writes, "this is the sort of soup that’s there for both celebrations and commiserations." And so, it is perfect for Oscar night or just fans of 'Les Miserables,' a film both laugh-inducing and heart-wrenching at the same time.

Recipe: French Onion Soup

Tori Haschka of Eatori

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Apple Berry Pandowdy

For dessert, an apple berry pandowdy (a deep-dish-baked pie) is a flaky, rustic, beyond tasty nod to American-set contenders 'Lincoln' and 'Silver Linings Playbook.' Added bonus: This recipe is gluten-free.

Recipe: (Gluten-Free) Apple Berry Pandowdy

Emma Galloway of My Darling Lemon Thyme

Delicious dishes for an Oscar-viewing party

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? To help you get started, we put together a list of best picture-inspired recipes.

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