Don’t watch Hannibal while eating dinner. No really.
The NBC series takes a page (two actually) out of Thomas Harris‘ novel Red Dragon and expands them into a series. The notorious cannibal Hannibal Lecter (played as understated and sophisticated by Mads Mikkelsen, in contrast to Anthony Hopkins’ fava bean shtick – watch again here and shudder) has not been caught yet, and is working as a psychiatrist still. DC’s own Chef José Andrés is the culinary consultant behind the sort of horrifying-but-delicious-looking culinary creations of Hannibal Lecter in the series.
The first episode kicks off with Lecter whipping up a delightful Flambéed Lung with Cherry Tomatoes. Those aren’t cow’s lungs, baby. We’re treated to an up-close shot of him butchering the lungs, which I will spare you.
Start the day right with person sausage. That’s apparently Hannibal’s motto, when he stops by FBI profiler Will Graham’s in the morning with a lovely scrambled eggs and sausage. To be fair, he never specifies pork. Stay tuned for more cinematic gastronomy, courtesy of fiction’s favorite serial killer.
Please excuse the crappy quality of the photos – video stills function much like your vision after a 3-day bender.