The Food Oscars

Yesterday, the Academy Awards recognized the best in film. Today, the Food Oscars will crown the finest in food.

Best Actress Sauce in a Supporting Role

The nominees:

  •             Alfredo
  •             Pesto
  •             Hollandaise
  •             Marinara
  •             Brown gravy


The winner: Marinara. It’s a staple in just about every classic Italian dish. Light yet satisfying, simple tomato sauce is the epitome of delicousness.

Best Sound Drink Mixing

The nominees:

  • Negroni
  • Bellini
  • Old Fashioned
  • Sazerac
  • Sidecar

3383453027_2e88af41ff_bThe winner: Negroni. A single waft is all you need to realize that the Negroni is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. Sprightly floral gin, subtly sweet vermouth, and rich herbal Campari coalesce perfectly into a magical red elixir.

Best Actor Protein in a Leading Role

The nominees:

  • Cornish Game Hen
  • Lamb
  • Kobe Beef
  • Prosciutto
  • Yellowfin Tuna

4756371141_05cfd14150_bThe winner: Yellowfin tuna. There are over 60,000 sushi restaurants all over the world. Yellowfin tuna is an indispensible ingredient to their dishes and to their success.

Best Actor Vegetable in a Supporting Role

The nominees:

  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Chickpeas
  • Heircot verts

2744261497_d3abe33058_bThe winner: Asparagus. A tried-and-true (although often under-appreciated) performer, asparagus’s win was no doubt made possible by its virtuosic co-star hollandaise, who was also nominated this year.

Best Picture Preparation of Chicken

The nominees:

  • Deep-fried Chicken
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Chicken Dumpling Soup
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Chicken Coq au Vin
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Chicken Kiev
  • Jerk Chicken

The winner: For the first time in history, the Academy accepted a late entry. In what many are considering intentionally tongue-in-cheek favoritism, Chicken “Oscar” emerged victorious. It’s hard to argue with the selection, however: chicken, crab, asparagus, and hollandaise coalesce for the perfect bite.

Do you agree or disagree with the Academy’s selections? What are your favorite proteins, vegetables, drinks, etc.? Start a conversation in the comments section below!