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May 30, 2013 9:22 AM   Subscribe

A pop-up feast based on dishes from the TV show Hannibal June 18th Food Stylist Janice Poon and Chef M. Kantor will present an evening of Hannibal-inspired dishes at the Cookbook Store in Toronto.
posted by milovoo (41 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wanna go to this so badly, omg.

I specifically want to see reactions when I show up with my own meat and a studied expression of innocence on my face.
posted by elizardbits at 9:25 AM on May 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


I'm just worried about the density of cannibal puns spoken by the eaters crushing them alive.
posted by The Whelk at 9:26 AM on May 30, 2013


Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, once prepared a dish of calves' brains on the show. He sat down and tried a bite, declared it delicious in his usual way. Then he said, (paraphrasing) Ladies, when you have made this for your mate, he will find it delicious and will ask you what it is. I want you to listen to me very carefully, because here is what I want you to do: I want you to tell him.
posted by Infinity_8 at 9:31 AM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Hey, I'm off to a meal based on foods featured in a show about a cannibal."

I'm not sure how you invite someone to that.
posted by jeather at 9:44 AM on May 30, 2013


Tell them you're having a friend over for dinner.
posted by The Whelk at 9:45 AM on May 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh Canada, is there anything American you can't make slightly more wonderful?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:55 AM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


That Hannibal cooking is a bit high end for my tastes. Give me a nice Sweeney Todd meat pie any day.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:57 AM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


My wife watches Hannibal and the other day I noticed José Andrés' name in the credits as a food consultant.

Also, Hannibal is probably the most gruesome TV show I've ever seen.
posted by jessssse at 10:01 AM on May 30, 2013


Pro tip: do not order the pan-seared brains prepared tableside à la minute.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 10:02 AM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


Please just renew the show already. Or tell me which cable network will be picking it up. Because the not knowing is ruining my life.
posted by macadamiaranch at 10:03 AM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is your brain on drugs. This is your brain on a plate in Beurre Brun. Any questions?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:05 AM on May 30, 2013


I was really hoping that this was going to be about a different Hannibal, with instructions on how to cook for an army that's hell-bent on sacking Rome.
posted by mullingitover at 10:15 AM on May 30, 2013


"Hey, I'm off to a meal based on foods featured in a show about a cannibal."

I'm not sure how you invite someone to that.


The Silence of the Lambs quote in my online dating profile once led to a date at Silence! The Musical. She messaged me about it, and the run was ending, so I was like, what better way to meet a total stranger for a date than a musical about serial killers?

It's all about knowing your audience. (Didn't get the girl, but I did get the t-shirt. Still have it.)
posted by Eideteker at 10:24 AM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


mullingitover, I would be pretty interested in that too. I've seen a fair amount of historical cooking shows, but never one based on historical military cooking. One would think the documentation might even exist somewhere, since campaigns involved so much planning and organization.
posted by milovoo at 10:28 AM on May 30, 2013


Well, after this week's big MeTa thread, I pretty much have to go to this.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:34 AM on May 30, 2013


Please just renew the show already. Or tell me which cable network will be picking it up. Because the not knowing is ruining my life.

_YES_.
posted by bfranklin at 10:34 AM on May 30, 2013


I love it when a meal comes together.
posted by straight at 10:46 AM on May 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh Canada, is there anything American you can't make slightly more wonderful?

Mayoral crack addiction.
posted by GuyZero at 10:53 AM on May 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Are you saying they're not making mayoral crack addiction more wonderful, or just that they're doing it so much better that "slightly" doesn't cut it?
posted by zombieflanders at 11:06 AM on May 30, 2013


Are you saying they're not making mayoral crack addiction more wonderful, or just that they're doing it so much better that "slightly" doesn't cut it?

Yes. But really more the former.
posted by GuyZero at 11:10 AM on May 30, 2013


Yes, when it comes to crack, Canada doesn't cut it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:14 AM on May 30, 2013


José Andrés contributed to the Hannibal tumblr; neat little look behind the secenes.
posted by mek at 11:21 AM on May 30, 2013


Not to seem like some kind of a scold or something, but I gotta say, I find this really gross. And am a little weirded out that more people don't...
posted by Fists O'Fury at 12:13 PM on May 30, 2013


I just checked- they're sold out. I suppose I will have to adopt a more "DIY" approach to this one...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:16 PM on May 30, 2013


Why would it be gross. It's not proven that they're actually going to be using people.
posted by Justinian at 12:44 PM on May 30, 2013


I just checked- they're sold out.

: (
Awww, I was hoping someone here would go and tell us all about it.
posted by milovoo at 1:22 PM on May 30, 2013


If Hannibal doesn't get renewed, I'll be very surprised.
posted by flippant at 1:45 PM on May 30, 2013


If Hannibal doesn't get renewed, I'll eat my hat made out of human skin.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:02 PM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's Raining Florence Henderson: If Hannibal doesn't get renewed, I'll eat my hat made out of human skin.
Avoid using soy as a condiment. It already tends to be very salty on its own.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:09 PM on May 30, 2013


That Hannibal cooking is a bit high end for my tastes. Give me a nice Sweeney Todd meat pie any day.

For some reason I imagined an entire Billy Bragg b-side: "he was just a working class cannibal from Dagenham..."
posted by DecemberBoy at 3:18 PM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


PARTEY TIMES

HANNIBAL GOT RENEWED FOR SEASON TWO
posted by elizardbits at 4:31 PM on May 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


*it wipes the soy off the skin hat
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:49 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's excellent. One of the two best shows on network television. And that's not something I anticipated saying when I heard NBC was making a show called Hannibal.
posted by Justinian at 5:08 PM on May 30, 2013


I went on a binge tonight and watched 8 episodes, yet I am am still famished.
posted by qinn at 2:45 AM on May 31, 2013


Justinian: "That's excellent. One of the two best shows on network television. And that's not something I anticipated saying when I heard NBC was making a show called Hannibal."

Yeah, I should have learned this as a media junky a long time ago, but this is the definitely the reminder that no matter how horrible an idea something seems to me when I first hear it has been green-lit, I should wait to judge until it comes out.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:31 AM on May 31, 2013


So I started watch Hannibal last night... I'm hugely shocked at how good it is.
posted by Artw at 9:36 AM on June 5, 2013


And even more shocking: I think Mad Miks may have topped the list of "best Lector" - not that he isn't automatically assumed to be great, but it's some stiff competition to run against.

/now contemplating a rewatch of Manhunter.
posted by Artw at 9:39 AM on June 5, 2013


I think Mad Miks may have topped the list of "best Lector"

I was just discussing this with a friend. A lot certainly has to do with the writing, but Mads really, really nails the nonverbal stuff. He exudes everything he should while delivering a lot of straight man dialogue.
posted by bfranklin at 7:07 AM on June 6, 2013


'Hannibal' producer Bryan Fuller on cannibal cuisine, renewal and more
How much of what Hannibal serves should we assume features human ingredients? All of it? Some of it?

Bryan Fuller: (laughs) I think if there is some kind of meat product on the table, whether it be a broth or an organ of some kind, that that is very likely a human being. But when, for instance, he served Dr. Sutcliffe, and it was very clearly a pig leg, I think that was somebody from the Island of Dr. Moreau. No, not literally. In those cases — when it's visually a piece of chicken bone or something like it that is visually indicative of an animal — then it's the animal. Everything else is people.

I know you've put a lot of work into Hannibal's meals, and consulted with Jose Andres about it. How do you feel about the fact that so many people say that watching the show makes their mouth water?

Bryan Fuller: I think it's wonderful, because food is art, I believe. If you are going to be serving a living thing, you have to honor that living thing with some kind of care and thought and preparation to rationalize the taking of that life in some way. Where if you're just grinding up hamburger at McDonald's, I see that as a bit of an affront to living things. You're not really honoring the life. So as an animal lover and as a sometime-meat-eater, I've read so much about the emotional sophistication of pigs and cows and sheep that I do think twice when I do still eat them on occasion. When I'm at home and I'm preparing my own food, it's all gluten-free, or fish and it's healthy, but when I go to someone else's house, I'll eat what they put in front of me because I don't want to be an asshole. But I do think it's very interesting to blur the line between eating human beings and eating animals, because I do think people should think more about what they put in their bodies, whether it is nutritionally or philosophically. I'm not saying meat-eating is wrong, because I do think it is a personal choice. But I think it's interesting to blur those lines, because I do love animals so much, and have a great respect for them emotionally and intellectually, because they are so different from human beings. One of the things I loved about working with Jose Andres is that he wasn't precious about eating people. It's like, "Well, it's kind of there." Obviously, there are greater philosophical issues that I'm making light of, but it is an interesting discussion to look at all that food, that is beautiful in its presentation, and to know in terms of the story that it is another human being. There was the episode where he was having the dinner party and he wrapped the heart in bacon and stuffed it full of delicious things. I don't think I've ever eaten heart, but I hope when I do, it tastes as good as that looks.
posted by zombieflanders at 11:11 AM on June 19, 2013


Vide Cor Meum
posted by homunculus at 11:08 PM on June 20, 2013


So, Hannibal is Cernunnos?
posted by homunculus at 11:19 PM on June 20, 2013


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