Vide cor muem
When you see the beauty of my heart
You no longer see the beast
Blood-red black in black of night.
Empowered by the moon
But longing to burn in the fire of the sun.
Vide cor meum “See my heart” is from Dante’s sonnet to Beatrice, his unrequited true chivalric love (why are these objects of epic love always called Beatrice?). He only saw her twice but was devoted to her long after her death.
Eating your heart with flaming lips
Vide cor meum, the Musical
|Fortitude by Botticelli|
Art, art, art. Where's the beef?
|This time I had to fake the white Alba truffles Here they are made out of plastecine and cocoa|
But how about a chilled glass of beer with good old Alana?In that same scene there’s only wine now, not beer which the Old Alana used to love. But now having been thrown from a window, Involved in fratricide, got a girlfriend and still-birthed a baby, she is the New Alana. Cool, wiser, tougher -- not up for the infatuated three-ways of her youth.
|Sweet bliss of innocence enjoys a tall cool one|
This image borrowed from Meivocis.tumbler.com
This fine craft beer is made with smoked goats' brain to celebrate the Walking Dead. And cranberries of course for a nice red colour.
|Sanguinaccio with Ladyfinger biscuits and fresh berries|
But don't get me wrong, there was a food scene
Bryan Fuller, our genius showrunner/creator/god wanted to show that Hannibal could still have a gracious life in prison. Feeding Dr Chilton was one way of maintaining his pattern of sensuously cooking to classical music and serving Dinner with a Speech. So we had to do something that was simple to make but beautiful. Writers Nick Antosca and Steve LIghtfoot did a lot of practical research eating out in LA and foundSanguinaccio Dolce on a menu of one particularly posh place. It is an old Italian recipe that calls for fresh blood and dark chocolate cooked in milk.
|Soundies sampling sanguinaccio on set - Ao and Sean|
Everyone loved it, not the least because it references "Blood and Chocolate" a horror movie from a decade ago that stars a very young Hugh Dancy as a graphic novel writer who gets involved with a werewolf (Kids these days -- what are you gonna do?).
For those of you who would like a closer look. (Hey, eyes, my robe is up here ^)
|Robeless Red Dragon|
NEXT WEEK: Dinner at the Dolarhydes’. Keep your fork – there’s pie.
|stole this carved watermelon dragon right off This is Colossal|