m: the hour

the-forest-library  asked:

♒ - 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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علامات الساعة | الحديث الأول : بعثة الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم

Signs of the Hour | First Hadith

عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه، عن الرسول صلى الله وسلم قال: “بُعثتُ أنا والساعةُ كهاتينِ”. قال وضمَّ السبابةَ والوسطى. صحيح مسلم حديث ٢٩٥١ - صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٥٠٤

Anas reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: “I and the Last Hour have been sent like this.” and (he while doing it) joined the forefinger with the middle finger. Sahih Muslim 2951 e
In-book reference : Book 54, Hadith 171
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 41, Hadith 7049

Sahih al-Bukhari 6504
In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 93
USC-MSA web (English) reference


You know, really, darling, you are not getting any younger. Surprise me. Buy a bottle of wine, drink yourself silly and dance all night with some inappropriate man like you used to. It’s much better than staying in with a good book. Me? I’m old. I’ve made my mistakes. But you, too pretty. Don’t let it go to waste. Run away for too long and they stop loving you back.