Your Last Meal: What Would You Choose?


last meals famous last meals chef's last suppersThe last meal is a customary part of a prisoner's last day before receiving the death penalty (let's not get into a debate about that here), and there have certainly been some interesting choices. Here's what some death row prisoners have eaten and what some famous chefs say they'd eat for their last meal.

Timothy McVeigh: Two pints of chocolate chip ice cream.

Gary Gilmore: A hamburger, hard-boiled eggs, a baked potato, a few cups of coffee, and three shots of whiskey.

James Edward Smith: Was denied a lump of dirt; settled for a small cup of yogurt.

Dennis Wayne Bagwell: Medium rare steak with A1 Steak Sauce, fried chicken breasts and thighs, BBQ ribs, French fries, onion rings, bacon, scrambled eggs with onions, fried potatoes with onions, sliced tomatoes, salad with ranch dressing, two hamburgers, peach pie, milk, coffee, and iced tea with real sugar.

Dobie Gillis Williams: Twelve candy bars and some ice cream.


Here's what some famous chefs say they'd choose for their last supper on earth:

Mario Batali: "I would have eight or ten courses of magnificent seafood, pasta and vegetables (including raw radishes with good oil and salt). This would all be washed down with a sea of icy limoncello."

Jamie Oliver: "I would have a big pot of spaghetti all’arrabiata made with three types of chilies. It is soft, sweet and silky—my perfect comfort food. If I were going to have dessert, it would be homemade rice pudding with roasted peaches. The rice pudding would be served very cold and topped with the hot caramelized peaches."

Gordon Ramsay: "I would have a classic roast dinner—roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy."

Alain Ducasse: "I would begin with a caponata. I would then have roasted quails in a Madiran wine sauce.Then would come smooth celery root purée with nutmeg, whose delicate lightness would pair marvelously with these small birds. I would finish with melt-in-your mouth apple slices."

Daniel Boulud: "It would depend upon the season, and upon whatever Alain Ducasse would like to cook for me."

As someone who loves food, I'm not sure what I'd choose—probably my mom's spaghetti and meatballs (which sounds pretty boring after seeing what all those famous cooks had to say). One thing's for sure, I'd much rather have one of them make my last meal than a prison cook!

What would you choose as your last meal?

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Peajewel Peajewel

Toast and tea.  Simple but oh so yummy! 

Brade... Bradensmommy719

steak and hashbrowns. its my fave!

Candy... CandyMomof1

First I would have a roast beef sandwich with an avacodo on the side then a hand dipped ice cream bar with fudge and almonds. and some coffee then ask for a lot of small additions like cookies and crackers just to give the governer time to call. praying

Lumin... LuminousMom

who would really be able to eat all this knowing they were about to die!?

my perfect last meal would be a perfectly aged Kobe beef steak, cooked medium rare. Topped with blue cheese crumbles and roasted walnuts, and a balsamic vin. reduction on the side. Sides would be garlic mashed red potatoes with heavy cream, fried shoestring onions, fresh steamed green beans, and fire roasted asparagus.  Dessert would have to be cheesecake with turtle topping.. caramel, pecans, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

I would drink spumante champagneby the bottle to wash it all down. Mmmmm.

I only cook steak once a year (anniversary) and it makes me wish it was that time of year so I could eat this today! lol.

Cafe... Cafe Suzanne

LuminousMom, yum!! I'm hungry.

navyma23 navyma23

Oh thats a tuffy! Little portions of Buffalo wings, steak, general tso's chicken, gator tail, fried shrimp, salmon, red beans and rice, garlic and olive oil noodles, mushrooms, seasoned broccoli and fettucine alfredo! Then ice cream and spice cake for dessert!

sodapple sodapple

since i'm craving one so bad!!!... can't wait to get to the city to buy one lol, one more week to go ay ay ay ay. I'm going to say a mexican "torta" a sandwich with chicken, chesse, tomato, jalapeno pepper, advocado i don't remember what else lol and a Orchata, a drink that i have no clue what they make it of but yet so good. from the cart on 96st lol =-)

where... wheresthewayout

chili cheese fries, hot wings with blue cheese,  prime rib with creamy ranch mashed potatoes and a 6 pack of beer with 2 shots of Jack Daniels with 7 layer chocolate cake for desert

Avarah Avarah

I'd be going to UC's house.  Good ol' boiled lobster, seared scallops, grilled shrimp and maybe some nice steamed clams.  And maybe a stuffed crab on the side, just for variety's sake.

All accompanied by a vat of melted butter.


To drink?  Uh...butter doesn't count?  Probably an icey cold coke or a perfect sweet tea.

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