“I can’t look at Hannibal. He looks so strange, almost….inhuman. Like a fake person….Mads Mikkelsen on the other hand. I am an adult man who drives to work and I would gay lay down for that. Face down ass up. I am sorry mom but that valiant Viking God got me trapped.”
— My drunk boyfriend in response to people criticizing Mads Mikkelsen’s appearance based on their exposure to Hannibal. (via mikkelfridge)
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We need live sea urchins so Mads can lift the orange flesh out of the shell when he’s making dinner for Laurence. Two searches, a phonecall, and a sinking feeling inform me that sea urchin is not in season. A week after the shoot, markets will be awash in sea urchins but when we shoot, there will be none commercially available. And they need to be alive because as soon as they die, all the spines drop off and what you have is the shellfish version of a Chinese Crested Hairless dog. Just that ugly.
West Coast fishmen to the rescue!
Over the phone, a nice person at the Sea Urchin Harvesters Association tells me about a tiny west-coast fishing town, Steveston where independent sea urchin divers with small boats are allowed to sell off-season to people at the wharf. By sheer happenstance, I have a niece who is visiting her in-laws in that very town. She agrees to go to the wharf and finds a diver who will get the sea urchins. We are on first base!
I will not bore you here with further whining about how hard it is to ship sea creatures on a long weekend (Yes, it is a long weekend as shooting starts on Season 2). Even if you have a nephew who works for AirCargo it will take three days. Sea urchins die in two and their spines start falling out from stress as soon as they hear they are flying Air Canada.
Feeding Hannibal: Episode 1, Kaiseki
I cannot believe how much work goes into the food on this show I am amazed.
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