What food should I make for a LOST finale?
May 23, 2010 10:37 AM   Subscribe

I am having a party tonight to celebrate the finale of LOST. I have never seen LOST. What foods should I serve? (At my disposal: Trader Joe's, SuperFresh, Reading Terminal Market, the dollar store.) Budget = 40bucks. People = 10. Difficulty level = 6.
posted by melodykramer to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Crisps, Beer, Cola, Peanut Butter and many other DHARMA-branded foods.
posted by ericb at 10:44 AM on May 23, 2010

Since 1. it's in a couple of hours, 2. you haven't started yet, and 3. it's LOST, the most appropriate LOST-ish thing for you to do would be to time travel back to a point where you could accomplish more.

So, here's one possibility: buy whatever the heck you want. Download a Dharma Initiative logo from one of many places online. Throw together and print out generic black and white labels for beer, snack crackers, etc. and paste them on the items. A GIS to get you started.
posted by gimonca at 10:45 AM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

The only edibles I can remember anyone making a big deal about on the show are peanut butter, wild boar, fried chicken, water, and beer. Dharma logos are a better in-joke than any specific food would be.
posted by oinopaponton at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2010

If you're willing to splurge on one solid joke, I recommend a Giant Jar of Ranch Dressing.
posted by Simon! at 10:55 AM on May 23, 2010 [2 favorites]

Fried chicken!
Frozen yogurt!

Plus peanut butter, eggs, orange juice, muffins, tropical fruit salad (with orange, papaya, mango, and fresh coconut), and any kind of pork (maybe cooked with pineapple as a note to production happening in Hawaii.
posted by Night_owl at 10:55 AM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Make fruit salad with plantains, bananas, mangos, passion fruit, guava and papayas. In a number of episodes Hurley is portrayed making fruit salad. Also, Charlie made Claire fruit salad while courting her.
posted by ericb at 10:58 AM on May 23, 2010

I am having King's Hawaiian bread, pineapple juice, and black-and-white cookies.
posted by candyland at 11:11 AM on May 23, 2010

Any food pairs you can set out in dark/light opposition. Chocolate cupcakes/white cupcakes, sandwiches made with dark rye/white bread. You'll probably find other options in the snack/cracker/cookie aisles.
posted by donnagirl at 11:31 AM on May 23, 2010

I have mangoes, oj, peanut butter -- and a ton of frozen appetizers from Trader Joe's. Maybe there was no Trader Joe's on the island, but it has an island theme. :P

Thanks for your help everyone. Happy viewing!
posted by melodykramer at 12:07 PM on May 23, 2010

May I ask why you are hosting a Lost party if you've never seen it? I am wildly curious.
posted by amro at 12:09 PM on May 23, 2010

Because it's a large cultural event and I thought it would be funny. And it's an excuse to throw a party. :)
posted by melodykramer at 12:11 PM on May 23, 2010

Fair enough!
posted by amro at 12:14 PM on May 23, 2010

If you want another idea, your Lost fan guests would LOVE fish biscuit cookies. You don't have to follow this recipe; any cookie that is fish shaped will get the point across nicely. For extra credit, make them work for the cookie.
posted by desjardins at 12:14 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Also I printed out the labels: http://twitpic.com/1qfz1b Thanks for that link. I think they will be a big hit!
posted by melodykramer at 1:56 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

‘Lost’ party photos.
posted by ericb at 4:10 PM on May 23, 2010

Man. I just used Pepperidge Farm goldfish for the fish biscuits. Those people are so much more creative.
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:50 PM on May 26, 2010

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