Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Final Meal Requests

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (motto: Over 10,000 Executions Held!) actually has a website that lists the final meal requests of condemned prisoners.

How macabre.

Not a lot of healthy fare listed - there seems to be quite an affection for fried chicken, french fries, chicken fried steak, and fried eggs, which leads me to wonder if sociologists and nutritionists have ever thought of teaming up to ascertain if there's a link between corn oil and crime.

That said, the list got me thinking about last meal options, and what they might reveal about our preferences or the comfort we take in food. So I had an interesting idea.

Leave your last meal request in the comments, and I'll collect them and put together a snazzy graph to reveal any trends.

C'mon, people. It's for


  1. I would go with fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, biscuits, and strawberry pie for dessert.

  2. Hot wings, pep pizza and loaded fries from Lillmans, Calamari & Pork Belly w/Fava Beans, Baby braised Goat w/manouri cheese (all from Anthos in NY), New Orleans Sampler from The Alpine in NO, Bread Pudding from Barry Rosa, no vegetables (what's the point) 3 caffeine free cokes with ice, starbucks mocha (keepin' it real), all served by a Hooters server!


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