I posted this almost 3 years ago on my generally awesome stuff blog "This Is Pretty Awesome." I stumbled once again upon the fascinating topic of the final meals that death row inmates request on Gawker, and it is similarly titled ("Last Suppers: How Do You Choose a Final Meal on Death Row"), but mine is 3 years old, remember.
So here's what I wrote. Hopefully all of the links still work. Mmmm, links -
I guess chefs' equivalent of the Aristocrats joke is to tell each other what their last meal would be, if they had to choose it. There's an article in the October 29th issue of Time about it. Of course, you don't have to buy the magazine, you can just read it here.
I was amused to find that, if a chef says his last meal would be an elaborate one, then everyone says he's a liar. One of the most famous chefs of all time, Jacques Pepin, would opt for a hot dog.
Here's an interesting blog to check out - the morbid "Dead Man Eating", which shows what death row inmates choose as their actual last meals. Some of them have pretty good taste.