♒ - cooking/food headcanon with a character of your choice, please!
Ooh, fun! Well, my character of choice is Randall Brown of The Hour (seen destroying my heart here.) He is a recovering alcoholic, compulsively orderly, given to quoting Shakespeare and embracing the inevitability of death – sometimes simultaneously – in a way that alarms those around him.
My cooking/food headcanon for him is that he throws himself into elaborate cooking as a distraction from Not Drinking (and as a way of making sure that he feeds himself; he is noticeably pale and fairly lean.) Anyway: his job means he treats food in a cavalier, pragmatic sort of way much of the time, but he delights in cooking as a sensual pleasure.
I like to think that he’s perfected a rabbit stew: the young hare, cut into 12 parts, seared in a pan; a ragout cooked up slowly; caramelized vinegar, lovingly nursed to translucent perfection; prunes purchased from an Italian costermonger; tarragon, crushed between long fingers.
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