Friday, May 20, 2011

If the World Were to End- What Would You Eat?

It's hard not to play into the hype.  The past week news outlets, Facebook, tabloids etc have all been abuzz with the prophesied "end of the world" that some say is to occur on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  While I'll leave my personal opinions to this idea out of this post (because really- I could go on for hours- especially if you debate me), it did raise an interesting question for me- if we did know that the world was ending- what would you eat as your final meals?  (Anyone surprised I brought this one right back to food?)

If the reports are accurate, then I figure that we have about three "last meals" to complete- nicely- dinner, breakfast and lunch.  I bet a snack or two could even be fit in.  Perhaps a midnight buffet? 

So lets start with dinner- what would you have?  I'd have to do steak, its a must.  A perfect strip, truffle butter melting on top, crispy skillet potatoes on the side, and perhaps a saute of mushrooms and green beans, perfectly prepared with roasted garlic, maybe a little lemon zest, and some Parmesan cheese?  I think the end of that meal would have to be a cheese course-a fill of perfect cheeses-brie, blue, Gorgonzola, Havarti...- complimented by a 20 year Tawney Port.

After such a decadent dinner, I would think that breakfast would want to be clean flavors, concentrated on freshness.  Coffee- deep, rich, strong coffee poured straight from the French Press after too long a steep would begin my breakfast.  The aroma of chicory and coffee beans filling the air.  I'd compliment those scents with two slices of toasted cinnamon bread, spread with a generous slather of sweet cream butter, and paired with a quick salad of ripe strawberries, cantaloupe, and pineapple, with a shave of lemon zest and a sprinkle of chopped fresh mint for good measure. 

The final lunch I would return to the sandwich that I always come "home" to.  Fresh baked bread, garden fresh tomatoes, warm from the sun basil, chopped garlic, olive oil and fresh mozzarella.  This sandwich reads perfection to me, and always, when I've finished one, I immediately crave another no matter how full I am.  I think that with this in my belly, I would be ready to face anything.

My snacks throughout this time, I am sure, would vary between Peanut Butter Puffins with ice cold milk, and pieces of the best chocolate I could find. 

So the question is, if the world were to end, and you had three meals left- what would you have?  Would you indulge a sweet tooth?  Would you eat lobster every meal?  Pizza?  Burgers?  What would you eat for the last 24 hours? 


Athens said...

I would eat pizza, cheese, dessert and more dessert!!!!!

The Small Boston Kitchen said...

I'll have what you're having, thanks! :)

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