My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals: Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes

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Annie Leibovitz meets Heat in this award-winning photographer's 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 world's famous chefs to let her in on this insider's game and tell her what their final meals would be. My Last Supper showcases...

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Overview

Annie Leibovitz meets Heat in this award-winning photographer's 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 world's famous chefs to let her in on this insider's game and tell her what their final meals would be. My Last Supper showcases their fascinating answers alongside stunning Vanity Fair-style portraits. Their responses are surprising, refreshing, and as distinct from each other as the chefs themselves. The portraits—gorgeous, intimate, and playful—are 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 wouldn't want to know where Alain Ducasse would like his supper to be? And who would prepare Daniel Boulud's final meal? What would Anthony Bourdain's 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: Ferrán Adrià, José Andrés, Dan Barber, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Scott Conant, Gary Danko, Hélène 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…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596912878
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 253,827
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 12.51 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Melanie Dunea's work appears regularly in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Gourmet, People, New York and InStyle. She has received an American Photography Award and a Society of Publication Design Annual Award, and will serve as an ambassador to India for Operation Smile. She lives in New York.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Pictures Capture the Chefs Story

    A culinary portrait satisfying and amazing, in delivering each chef's Last Supper. Photos of each chef compliment their writing. This book is a well put together palatable experience. A Must Have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    interesting

    i was definitely into this book for reading but i dont see very many people enjoying it. the menus are waaaaaaay over the top. but to see the chefs and to appreciate them in a way that is a little daydreamy they are not meals you would make or probably ever even see in your lifetime dont buy for recipes but to appreciate a chefs dreams and just enjoy the person its pretty neat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Requests only a Rich Person or Chef would make

    90% of the chef's would want a meal that no average person could make.................. the photos are interesting, most menus over the top, if you are a 'foodie' and have dined at any of the restaurants owned by these chefs, then you will find this coffee table book interesting

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