If you knew the earth was going to spontaneously combust in a few hours, what would you eat as your final meal? Why are you looking at me so strangely? Hasn't anyone ever asked you that question before? It's a perfectly good question which has been incredibly difficult for me to answer. I love all foods, you see. And to choose just one...it's like having to choose which one of Yoshi's facial expressions I love the most.
I can't. I love them all. This is him in his Spiderman Halloween costume. Sorry, what was I saying?
Last night, I bought this book called "Their Last Suppers," by Andrew Caldwell. If from the title you assume that it's about the last meal someone ate before their death, you would be correct. Sounds morbid right? What makes this book unique is that it combines historical facts with cooking recipes. There are more than 20 famous people featured. Each profile consists of little anecdotes of the person, popular foods from his or her time period, and recipes for that person's actual last meal. Intrigued? Luckily, I picked up an extra copy for you :) Not all of you...just one of you.
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED
For a chance to win this wonderfully intriguing book, leave a comment below telling me about your final meal. If you're not connected to a blog then leave your email address. I'll select one winner at random next week. Contest ends next Saturday, October 16 @ Midnight CST.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALI OF THREE BAKING SHEETS TO THE WIND!
After much thought I chose something that is both good and simple. It's so simple I'm almost too embarrassed to blog about it. A cheesy fried egg and bacon breakfast sandwich. Here's what you'll need:
English Muffin, toasted
A fried egg, salt and peppered
Cheese, the melty kind
Take your toasted English muffin...
and add some cheese. I like to pop it under the broiler for a few seconds to melt the cheese.
add some crispy bacon.
Then top it off with a fried egg.
I like a soft set egg because...Mmmm