Oscar Eats: True Grit and Winter's Bone

By: Kirsten Vala

We’re celebrating the Oscars Food Network-style, with menus inspired by each best picture nominee ( see all the posts here). Today, last but not least, two films starring young, strong-willed females: True Grit and Winter’s Bone. Both are set in the wild countryside and call for down-home country cooking (plus a few great puns).

True Grit Menu

In this remake of the classic John Wayne Western, U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (played by Jeff Bridges) helps a girl track down her father’s murderer. Chow down on some cowboy-style campfire grub to get into the gritty spirit.

Winter's Bone Menu

In the wild Ozark Mountains, a girl tries to hunt down her drug-dealing father. Stark marrow bones and freshly hunted venison echo chilling hardships and mountain living.

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Photo by: Karl Juengel/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2009

Karl Juengel/Studio D, Hearst Communications Inc., 2009

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