My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals / Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes (Hardcover)
A gorgeous photo collection where world-reknowned chefs describe their ideal last meal, featuring Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Lidia Bastianich, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Scott Conant, Gabrielle Hamilton, Eric Ripert and many more. Includes recipes.
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 came up with the ingenious idea to ask 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 Vanity Fair-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 Alain Ducasse would like his last supper to be? And who would prepare Daniel Boulud's final meal? What would Anthony Bourdain's guest list look like? As the clock ticked, what album would Gordon Ramsay be listening to? And just what would Mario Batali eat for the last time?
Featuring: Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Dan Barber, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Scott Conant, Gary Danko, Hélène Darroze, Alain Ducasse, Wylie Dufresne, Suzanne Goin, Gabrielle Hamilton, Fergus Henderson, Thomas Keller, Giorgio Locatelli, Masa Kobayashi, Nobu, Jamie Oliver, Jacques Pépin, Gordon Ramsay, Michel Richard, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Charlie Trotter, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and more...
About the Author
Melanie Dunea's work appears regularly in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Gourmet, People, New York and InStyle. She has received an American Photography Award and a Society of Publication Design Annual Award, and will serve as an ambassador to India for Operation Smile. She lives in New York.
“The format suggests coffee-table book, but this sumptuous feast of portraits, interviews and recipes is more like a banquet-table book” —Kirkus