i'm obsessed. i know. i've already admitted this to myself and others many times. yep...you guessed it...food. this morning on NPR i listened to Radio West and Doug Fabrizio. i was soooo happy that i did.
he was speaking to a photographer who interviewed and photographed 50 chefs and asked them this question. "what would you eat for your last meal?" she asked 4 other questions, but i don't remember what they were.
the book is titled "my last supper". i just previewed the photography and some of it really sucks. but i want to read the interviews and there are recipes too.
so my question for you is...what would you eat for your last meal? and this question isn't about dying or life ending. it's about what you choose and why.
the radio show went on to talk about the varied responses...few chefs chose elaborate meals. many were simple and reminiscent of their childhoods. the host often asks this question of many guests. one guest spoke of how before death we want comfort and how many people choose comfort food, whatever that is for them.
i knew my answer in 10 seconds. it took a little bit longer to choose my dessert, but not much. i chose a meal that my mom made alot for us growing up. i don't know if there is even a recipe for and other people have never heard of it. here's my meal:
spanish steak...there's not an appetizing way to describe this meal. it's hamburger patties made with onions, oatmeal, and evaporated milk. my mom just described it as a glorified meatloaf. the sauce for the patties includes ketchup, vinegar, and sugar. don't knock it till you've tried it.
rice pilaf...the ultimate way to make this is to toast the rice and noodles in the pan the hamburger was cooked in. then cook it on the stovetop in chicken stock.
canned green beans dipped in mayonnaise...i know...you think it's gross. my mom just told me my dad grew up eating that. maybe it's a northern utah thing. i'm going to research it and let you know.
wedge salad...this isn't something i grew up with, but for me it's the quintessential salad. chilled plate, ice cold iceberg lettuce, and a chuncky blue cheese dressing...roquefort preferably.
hot milk sponge cake...i'll get the recipe from my mom and post it. it's a light sponge cake with a toasted brown sugar, butter, and coconut frosting. AMAZING!!!
so that's my meal. what's yours? comfort food? fancy and upscale? something you've never had before and so this would be the perfect time? i'm soooooooooooooooooo interested to know your answer!