Silence Of The Lambs may have had the infamous line "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti" but we never got to see Hannibal Lecter enjoy his predilections when it came to fine dining. Hannibal offered more, particular the riveting final scene where Lecter cooked a piece of a still-living Paul Krendler's brain and fed it back to him. But the nature of all the Hannibal Lecter films (imprisoned or on the run) meant that we never saw him in his element, mixing human organs with fine cuisine. As a prequel series, Hannibal has milked this opportunity perfectly. In most cases, we don't even know what the 'meat is, we just see the end result, served up as an exquisite-looking dish. Hannibal Lecter's dinner parties have become some of the dark and twisted highlights of the show; seeing our heroes unwittingly consume human flesh is stomach churning and only added to the suspense of when Lecter would finally get caught. Of course, the way season two ended, Lecter's fine dining might be at an end. Which is a terrible shame. That food looked amazing and even knowing what the ingredients were, just ask yourself...didn't it still look delicious?
A writer for Whatculture since May 2013, I also write for TheRichest.com and am the TV editor and writer for Thedigitalfix.com . I wrote two plays for the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe in 2013, the first an adaption of Simon Clark's 'Swallowing A Dirty Seed' and my own original sci-fi horror play 'Centurion', which had an 8/10* review from Starburst magazine! (http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/eventsupcoming-genre-events/6960-event-review-centurion) I also wrote an episode for online comedy series Supermarket Matters in 2012. I aim to achieve my goal for writing for television (and get my novels published) but in the meantime I'll continue to write about those TV shows I love! Follow me on Twitter @BazGreenland and like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BazGreenlandWriter