You know the feeling that you get after eating an awesome meal – when you sit back and think “If they don’t have that in heaven, I’m not going…”? We’ve all been there. But, if there is truly no food in heaven, because we would’ve gotten past our materialistic desires, then we must make sure that our last meal is something memorable. Is this getting too morbid for you? Then let’s take the focus away from ourselves and see what the rich and the famous ate for their last meals.
1) Princess Diana
Just before the fateful car crash that broke hearts worldwide, Princess Diana ate a mushroom and asparagus omelette, Dover sole and vegetable tempura at the Ritz hotel.
2) John F Kennedy
3) Ernest Hemmingway
Many war veterans have written pieces that explore the mental anguish that the war caused them, and the state of depression that it left them in. One such writer was Hemingway who had a New York strip steak, baked potato, Caesar salad and a glass of Bordeaux before shooting himself.
4) Adolf Hitler
When he realised that his war was lost, Hitler choose to spend his last meal discussing inane topics like dog breeding methods while eating spaghetti. He then took his own life.
5) Saddam Hussein
Hussein was another dictator who chose to have a simple last meal; boiled chicken and rice with honey steeped in water.
7) Julia Child
Child was lauded for popularising French cuisine in America. She had a bowl of French onion soup before passing away after a cardiac arrest.
8) Mahatma Gandhi
Were you fascinated by these last meal stories? Interestingly enough, you can buy a cookbook entitled ‘Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals’, which explores the last meals of the famous and provides recipes to replicate the dishes.