Gav Martell: He’s in the Kitchen


Hosting An Oscar-Worthy Party

2012 Academy Awards

Anyone can invite over some friends, bake some cookies, turn on the TV and call it an Oscars party.  But if you're gonna do it—you might as well do it right. Throw a party they'll be talking about from now until next year's awards.

By honouring each of this year's Best Picture nominations with a pizza pie you'll bowl over your party guests. The wonderful thing with pizza is you can make it as simple or complex as you'd like. Order the whole thing from a delivery joint, or make it from scratch at home—the choice is yours. 

Print up some mini movie posters with a brief description to go alongside your pies. 


War Horse - what iconic food tips its hat to the Brits as much as Sheppard's Pie? Toppings: basil pesto, roasted potato, ground beef and cheddar




The Artist - Taking us back to the black & white films of yesteryear this pizza is a perfect fit. Toppings: white pizza (no sauce) with mushrooms, goat cheese, kalamata olives, onions, and mozzarella




Moneyball - Take me out to the ballgame buy me some peanuts and.. a giant hotdog with all the fixin's. Toppings: cheese pizza with peanut sauce, sourkraut, and salami slices




The Descendants - The sand, the surf, the sun. This one's a no-brainer. Toppings: Hawaiian




The Tree of Life - A pie worthy of the big ol' State of Texas. Toppings: steak, bbq sauce, french fried onions, mozzarella




Hugo + Midnight in Paris - Parisians would likely not approve but this gourmet pizza is magnifique. Toppings: caramelized onion, alfredo sauce, gorgonzola cheese




The Help - There is nothing as Southern or delicious as pimento cheese. Here's a perfect representation in pizza form. Toppings: roasted red pepper sauce, fried green tomatoes, cheddar cheese



Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Following a boy on his journey around New York City, what better homage to the Big Apple than a shout-out to the marvelous pastrami and cheesecake found in every corner deli of NY. Toppings: fried pastrami, pastrami spices, Ricotta cheese. 



Check out a full list of this year's nominee's here.