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Hannibal Lecter ([personal profile] sharp_man) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-04 08:22 am

The Park, afternoon to evening

Hannibal really did enjoy his adopted country (it had immense opportunities for someone like him), and he would also accept any excuse for a party.

So, here they were. He'd set up a decent, industrial-sized grill on the lawn, arranged for an insane number of picnic blankets (mostly red, white, blue, or some combination thereof), and even bribed one of the local magical types to ensure that the weather would be perfect. And he had, of course, been cooking for days; all that was left was grilling the last-minute things.

Jono had agreed to handle the fireworks later, but for now there was mostly mingling and food.

There were several dips: tomatillo salsa verde, french onion, and a bagna cauda, with both traditional and less common vegetables for dipping, along with homemade potato and tortilla chips.

There were any number of salads: crispy potato with chiles, celery, and peanuts, tomato, onion, and roasted lemon, cabbage and jicama, potato with grilled kale, and raw beet and cucumber.

Then there were the non-salad side dishes: flatbread with fava beans, cucumbers, and burrata, salted and spiced melon, "tater tots" with spicy mayonnaise, and of course grilled corn (with miso butter).

On the grill were burgers with a high-quality meat blend, veggie burgers, the best hot dogs available (with a number of interesting toppings available, and ribs.

To go with all of this were mint tea, watermelon basil iced tea, iced hibiscus sweet tea, watermelon sangria, and a keg of Baltimore Pale Ale.

And if the main dishes weren't enough, there were of course desserts. Sorbet in grapefruit cups, strawberry rhubarb pie, roasted pears with espresso mascarpone cream, and s'mores cupcakes.

This was Hannibal. There was no such thing as going overboard with food.

[OOC: Open post! Come and party!]
somethingwithturquoise: (taco time!)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone--someone named Summer--had sneaked a particularly....interesting and different dish among all the wonderful offerings from Hannibal, her surely-soon-to-be-infamous hard-boiled egg and shrimp jello mold with peas and carrots. She'd upped the ante this time by improving its presentation with the use of a handy fish mold.

And a very nice squirrel with the same love of vodka and Red Bull that Summer had agreed to keep a tab for her on just how many people were willing to try it, because it was very, very important.
Edited 2017-07-04 13:43 (UTC)
uncertain_dume: (Trouble)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course Kanan had gotten a good helping of most of what was set out today to eat.

... Weirdly enough, it was the horrifying gelatin dish with the shrimp suspended in it that he went back for thirds of. It reminded him of something he'd eaten pretty regularly while he was doing mechanic work on Klatooine. An acquired taste to be sure, especially since it was made with paddy frog bits instead of seafood.

In Kanan's defense, it was basically the most tolerable thing about Klatooine.
somethingwithturquoise: (duh wha?)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Geez, BDG, save some for the rest of us."

Seriously. Summer had tried, yes, not to be distracted by the tally of people trying her dish, but when she noticed Kanan getting some not once, not twice, but three times, she started to get a little concerned that there might not be enough left for her to reach her goal.

And she hadn't even told him about it, had she? No, she was pretty sure he was legitimately, genuinely enjoying it, and it was blowing her freaking mind.

"You actually like that stuff?"
uncertain_dume: (Actual Disaster Kanan Jarrus)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's a nostalgia thing," Kanan explained, smiling wryly. "When you spend as much time bouncing around a galaxy as I have, you develop some weird tastes."

He tended to avoid eating something that looked like it would be right at home on a Hutt's serving plate, generally. But then, Kanan had weird standards for food depending on what mood he was in.

"I don't even have to kill it first."

It looked like the kind of dish that might try fighting back, was all.
somethingwithturquoise: (smug summer is best summer)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
The fish mold really did lend itself to some interesting possibilities, really. Summer wrinkled her nose a little bit at the killing part, but it was swiftly taken over by a strange sense of pride now that she knew that, yeah, he seemed to genuinely be enjoying it and not just being weird.

Although one could argue that genuinely enjoying it was weird.

"I made it, you know," she said, preening, as if it would be a shocker to everyone that it wasn't one of Dr. Lecter's dishes at all.
uncertain_dume: (Shmoozing)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, Kanan would never deny weirdness. He'd also spare her the knowledge of the years he spent eating rations. Or that month of meals from the trash bins on Kaller.

"Oh, yeah?" Hannibal had already mentioned as much, but Kanan wasn't going to deny Summer her moment of bragging. "So, what are those things in it, anyway? I recognize eggs and peas, those are pretty straightforward..."
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[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, those are carrots," Summer happily explained, "and the little curled up white things are shrimp. They're, like, little fishy dudes who live in the oceans. Some people," fancy and British people, "call them praaaawns." Said, of course, with an appropriately fancy and British flair.

"By themselves, they're okay. Match it with some cocktail sauce and you have pretty much the laziest attempt at a fancy appetizer in the world, so you can bet my parents served them a lot. But they're best when they're battered and deep fried, because, you know, everything's better battered and deep fried."

'MURICA!!
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"I can't argue with that," Kanan replied, smirking. Yeah, he'd tried many an odd item battered and deep fried in his day. "So, do many people put it in the, uh..."

He kind of juggled his plate around a bit to get the gelatin going.

"The that?"
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
The That was an excellent name for it, Summer decided.

"Not many people under the age of eighty, I'll bet," she said. "I found the recipe in some old cookbook at work. In the 1950s, people went crazy for stuff like this. I'm taken to recreating some of them just for shits and giggles, because that stuff is nutso, but kind of impressive? Like, who thinks of wrapping a banana in ham and covering in holliandaise sauce? People in the '50s, that's who."
uncertain_dume: (Sly)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Kanan took a moment to kind of picture that, though he wasn't completely sure what hollandaise sauce even was. So, inevitably, he was picturing it wrong.

"I'd probably try that at least once, too," he settled on. "Can't be any weirder than some of the food I've eaten, anyway. Earth doesn't have denusian squirmer stew. Lucky Earth."

Why, Ord Mantell? Why was your planet so wrong? Could they not have at least taken the beaks and eyeballs out, first?
somethingwithturquoise: (im gonna hurl)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't know what that is," Summer admitted, "but I don't think I'd feel comfortable putting anything in my mouth that had the word 'squirmer' in its title."
uncertain_dume: (Sly)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"Smart," Kanan replied, grinning faintly. "They're little blue... I want to say bugs."

They were definitely something. Something that squirmed.

"We do have edible food back home too, of course. I'm pretty partial to a lot of the fruit."
somethingwithturquoise: (sweet cute smile)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"How does it compare to some of the fruits here?" Summer asked, helping herself to some of that tasty melon.
uncertain_dume: (Ummmm)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"Some of it's actually pretty similar," Kanan said with a nod to the melon. "I used to have a friend who loved melons, actually."

And then Big-Mouth had tried to kill Kanan, only to have his own blaster bolts deflected back at him, so that hadn't ended well, really.

"And we do have things like pears and apples, but they're... you know when something is close enough to be familiar, but it's not quite there, which almost makes it more disappointing? That's sort of what a lot of Earth fruit is like, for me."
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] somethingwithturquoise 2017-07-04 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Awww." Summer was a picture of sympathy. "But I get that, thiugh. Is there any Earth food that turned out way better than you expected? "

With a p intend look at the table. "Besides That, of course."
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Kanan looked at That and then broke into a laugh.

"No, That's pretty much what I expected when I took some," he replied. And then tilted his head a little. "But cow milk. That one caught me off-guard."

Of all the things. Milk. Reach for those stars, Jarrus.

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futurespacemom: (amused judging)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"What is that?" Hera asked after his third time back. She hadn't eaten any more than a bit of salad yet, still working her way up to the rest of it.
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)

"Something Summer made," Kanan replied, offering her his plate and fork if she wanted to try it. "It reminds me of this dish from Klatooine? There was a diner not far from where I worked there that served... well. Not this. Klatooinian ingredients, obviously. But the texture is about the same."

Wiggly.

futurespacemom: (thinking)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Huh." Hera picked up the fork and tried it thoughtfully. "That's not bad," she agreed.
uncertain_dume: (Actual Disaster Kanan Jarrus)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"See? You should get a plate," Kanan decided. Not even because Hannibal had told him to spread the word. More because this was Summer's thing, and he was all for encouraging... well... he wasn't sure this counted as cooking, but creativity? Encouraging creativity. Plus it would be sad if there were leftovers.
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure." Hera dusted her jeans off and looked over toward the food tables. "Anything you want me to pick up while I'm over there?"
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)

"How about some of that melon dish that Doc Lecter made? I'm pretty sure someone's going to tackle me into the dirt if I go back for a fourth helping of this stuff, anyway."

Even if there wasn't exactly a line-up for it.

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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"There's melon?" Hera perked up. "Okay, definitely getting some of that. Back in a bit."
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"And maybe some of those manta-pear looking things with the coffee stuff," Kanan called after her.

Because he'd already sampled a little bit of everything, and those had been kind of great.
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Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Hera waved in acknowledgement as she headed off.