PHOTOS: “The Last Suppers” of Master Chefs

Photographer Melanie Dunea captures the last suppers of 50 of the world's most renowned chefs in her new book "My Last Supper: The Next Course."

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Photographer Melanie Dunea captures the last suppers of 50 of the world's most renowned chefs in her new book "My Last Supper: The Next Course." Chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay's (Mesa Grill) ideal last meal consists of a "cheeseburger 'curnchified' with potato chips for salt and flavor, double American cheese, and just really simple as long as there was a contrast of texture."
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David Chang (Momofuku)

n"I want Pascal Barbot to cook my last my last meal, because he's the man. He makes his flavor combinations, and what he does, no one else comes close."
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Tom Colicchio (Craft, Colicchio & Sons)

n"If it were really my last meal, I would want my mother's gravy. Sunday gravy. That's kinda what I was weaned on… that's what I would want to take to the grave with me."
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Morimoto (Morimoto)

n"My last meal would consist of white rice, miso soup, tuna sashimi, and pickles."
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Paul Bartolotta (Ristorante Bartolotta, Bacchus, Pizzeria Piccola)

n"If I knew this was really it--my last meal!--then with God's permission (and Melanie's OK, of course). I would squeeze in two let meals, one lunch and one dinner."
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Paul Liebrandt (Corton)

n"Today it would be a royal Thai bouquet. But tomorrow it could be like a kai sake tasting. Or it could be, ya know, like an Indian bouquet. I think probably it would have to be something more ethnic."
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Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray Show, Food Network)

n"I have so many vivid and lovely memories tied into food that I don't know how I would ever pick one."
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Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park)

n"I know it would be family style. Simple food, really delicious. There would be plenty of it."
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Marco Pierre White (Marea, Morini, Ai Fiori)

n"I can't imagine fantasizing about my last supper. Food is irrelevant at that stage of life. It is not important what I would want to eat but what the guests would want."
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© The Next Course by Melanie Dunea / CPi. Published by Rodale Books. Available where all books are sold.
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