My Last Supper

Category: Book
By (author): Bourdain, Anthony
By (author): Dunea, Melanie
By (author): Russo, Giovanni Carrieri
Subject:  COOKING / Courses & Dishes / General
  COOKING / Methods / Garnishing & Food Presentation
  COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / International
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Portraits & Selfies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Published: November 2007
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 12.60in x 9.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Chefs have been playing the 'Last Meal Game' amongst themselves for decades--if not centuries. Like 'The Aristocrats' joke, it's--until now--been largely kept within the profession. Melanie Dunea has come up with a damn good idea. (Anthony Bourdain from the foreword to My Last Supper) If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal? Who would prepare it? Where would it take place? Who would sit with you at the table? After the customers have been fed and the dining room doors are closed, chefs take the cork out of the bottle and loosen the collars of their white jackets. And then, using all the skill, imagination and experience they command, they begin to create the perfect fantasy meal--the last taste on their lips before the end. Along with Anthony Bourdain, photographer Melanie Dunea has invited Mario Batali, Alain Ducasse, Fergus Henderson, Thomas Keller, Nobu, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and 42 other kitchen superstars to play the game. Her gorgeous and audacious Vanity Fair-style portraits reflect the personalities and tastes of each of her subjects.
From The Publisher*Annie Leibovitz meets Heat in this award-winning photographers stunning celebration of world-famous chefs and their final meals.
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 worlds famous chefs to let her in on this insiders game and tell her what their final meals would be. My Last Supper showcases their fascinating answers alongside stunning Vanity Fairstyle portraits. Their responses are surprising, refreshing, and as distinct from each other as the chefs themselves. The portraitsgorgeous, intimate, and playfulare 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 wouldnt want to know where Alain Ducasse would like his supper to be? And who would prepare Daniel Bouluds final meal? What would Anthony Bourdains 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: Ferrn Adri, Jos Andrs, Dan Barber, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Scott Conant, Gary Danko, Hlne Darroze, Alain Ducasse, Wylie Dufresne, Suzanne Goin, Gabrielle Hamilton, Fergus Henderson, Thomas Keller, Giorgio Locatelli, Masa Kobayashi, Nobu, Jamie Oliver, Jacques Pepin, Gordon Ramsay, Michel Richard, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Charlie Trotter, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and more