After having the age-old “What would your last meal be?” conversation with a few friends while watching Top Chef last week, I coincidentally stumbled across this really awesome series of photos by Herny Hargreaves that recreates some famous last meals served to inmates on death row. Thanks to Consumer Behaviourself and Dripbook for the heads up.
British photographer James Reynolds had the very same idea but took a more minimal approach. See his photos here. Also, the Wikipedia page on Last Meals provides some interesting historical context and even lists some famous last meals as well if this post strikes your morbid curiosity. The stand-out “Last Meal” listed on that page has got to be Thomas J. Grasso’s (who was apparently sentenced to death for strangling an 87 year old lady with her christmas tree lights in order to steal $12 and her TV):
“Two dozen steamed mussels, two dozen steamed clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, half-dozen barbecued spare ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream with diced strawberries and a 16-ounce can of spaghetti with meatballs, served at room temperature. However, he issued a public statement complaining that he had requested SpaghettiOs, not spaghetti.”