Yes, that is a (previously unpublished) photo of the Heart Cake on the Feeding Hannibal blog!
If you’re not familiar with Feeding Hannibal, the blog of food stylist Janice Poon, get over there now for some terrifyingly delicious meals–original sketches, the finished products, weird late-night texts from Bryan Fuller, the wonders of marzipan ortolans, and “Hannidinners” by fans.
Since Hannibal moved to Thursday nights, we’ve moved our watch parries to Friday nights, and wine is more of a factor than scones these days. Here are some Hannibal-themed wines I’ve had recently–and they go great with Italian food.
La Maialina Chianti – I grabbed this one at Whole Foods for the heart-cake photos because it has a cute little Verger pig on it, and it turned out to be surprisingly good. Cherries and strawberries with a hint of spice. Great with chocolate.
Six Prong Cabernet Sauvignon (Alder Ridge Winery)– I don’t usually buy wines for the design, but who could resist the nightmare stag? A dry, well balanced red with notes of cherry, vanilla, and oak.
For a Song “The Score” – I’ve been buying this red blend for a while from a couple local shops, like the Central Co-op and Northwest Liquor and Wine. “A lush, concentrated perfume of wild plum, blackberry and rhubarb. On the palate, the concentrated fruit flavors are married with secondary flavors of espresso, cocoa dust and leather. 80% Merlot (power and performance), 10% Syrah (fruit and spice) and 10% Cabernet Franc (savory notes and structure) compose a symphony in the glass. An elegantly voluptuous wine with perfect balance.”
Happy watching! Coming soon–less with the Rolodex of Rude, more with the soba crepes.
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Brilliant photo of the cake! I’m so happy to be watching Hannibal again weekly ^^