You Eat What You Are

What would top chefs order for their last meal? Same as the rest of us: they'd opt for comfort food

Melanie Dunea / CPI

Neil Perry Australian celebrity chef from Rockpool

Despite how many dead animals we pile onto our plates, we don't spend much eating time thinking about our own death. Sure, there's the rare sparring with fugu or fishing through a box of Sno-Caps at those Left Behind movies, but death-row inmates aside, most of us don't think much about our last meal.

Except for chefs. Apparently it's a constant discussion they have late at night when they drink, a way of getting at some essential truth about each other. So photographer Melanie Dunea decided to ask 50 of the world's top chefs what they'd do for their last meal,...

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