taste your enemies

When Krendler enters her basement office [in the film] she has has been listening to tape of Lecter talking about how it is natural to want to taste your enemies. When Krendler realizes she is there and asks what she is doing sitting in the dark, Starling responds, “Considering cannibalism.” While on the surface it means she was thinking about Lecter, and the secondary meaning of considering being a cannibal herself seems like a bad joke, it is possible that for a brief time, perhaps just in the instant of seeing Krendler there, Starlin truly and viscerally understood
—  Michelle Leigh Gompf; Thomas Harris and William Blake: Allusions in the Hannibal Lecter Novels