My Last Supper
Publication Date: October 2007
Chefs have been playing the “My Last Supper” game among themselves for decades, if not centuries, but it had always been kept within the profession until now. Melanie Dunea revisits the idea and asks fifty of the world’s famous chefs to let her in on this insider’s game and tell her what their final meals would be. My Last Supper showcases their fascinating answers alongside stunning VanityFair-style portraits. Their responses are surprising, refreshing, and as distinct from each other as the chefs themselves. The portraits - gorgeous, intimate, and playful - are informed by their answers and reveal the passions and personalities of the most respected names in the business. Lastly, one recipe from each landmark meal is included in the back of the book. With My Last Supper, Dunea found a way into the typically harried, hidden minds of the people who have turned preparing food into an art. Who wouldn’t want to know where Paul Bocuse would like his supper to be? And who would prepare Heston Blumenthal's final meal? What would Joel Robuchon's guest list look like? As the clock ticked, what album would Rachael Ray be listening to? And just what would Bobby Flay eat for the last time?