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How the Academy Awards Celebrates the Best in Food and Film

It’s Oscar time! That means designer gowns, elaborate production numbers, red carpet interviews and seemingly endless ‘thank-you’ speeches in addition to those prized statuettes.

Also present will be the elegant food that no Oscar event can be without. This year Cheryl Cecchetto is designing and Wolfgang Puck is catering the elite after-the-awards Governors Ball.

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This Ball is an insider's must with an List that literally defines who's who's in Hollywood. Being omitted can easily declare a career is in decline.

So what will Chef Puck serve to the 1,500 invited VIPs of the Film Industry that will be attending this year’s party-of-the-year ball? Here’s his innovative (and health conscious) menu:


  • Bolognese-stuffed Rice Balls
  • Mini-burgers with Aged Cheddar and Remoulade
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in a Sesame Miso Cone
  • Salmon on Flatbread Shaped like Oscar Statuettes Garnished with Caviar
  • Taro Root and Avocado Tacos
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Passed Entrees

  • Handmade Pretzels Stuffed with Pimento and Parmesan Cheese
  • Bacon-wrapped Dates
  • Small Chicken Pot Pies with Black Truffles
  • Baked Potatoes with Black Caviar
  • Shanghai Lobster
  • Short Ribs with Goulash and Spaetzle
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  • Licorice and Chocolate Parfait with Caramelized Tobacco Leaves (Gluten Free!)
  • Yuzu Semi Freddo with Green Tea Meringue and Sake Blueberries

  • Caramel Garden of Coffee "Soil" Supporting a Chocolate Malted Tree with Fleur de Sel

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Yet the revere that Hollywood holds for fine food and all matters culinary is not limited to the grand galas surrounding Oscar Night. In nearly every decade there have been great films about food, wine, the people who create them and those who truly enjoy them. Here are some of the best:

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Jeremy Irons Asked Why Our World is TRASHED

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. That is how the world deals with trash - all those wrappers, papers, bottles, medical supplies, cans, car pairs, broken parts, TVs, computers, plastic bags and the pile grows higher and higher and higher and higher...until


"Ignore it" is the key phrase, the convenient phrase, that action that makes it seemingly easier until we start to count the overwhelming cost, a cost that the award winning actor and activist, Jeremy Irons, explores in the new film TRASHED.

No matter where you live or where you work, take seriously our responsible for this planet: Recycle/Reuse. It is our choice to make - shall we live in a garden or a dump? Where do you wish to dine, to work - among mounting heaps of garbage? Where will your children (and your children's children) play?

We decide, we define our world, with each choice, with each item we so carlessly toss OR thoughtfully recycle!

Your Culinary World copyright Ana Kinkaid/Peter Schlagel 2013