Famous Last Meals

Cleopatra: figs (followed by a deadly snakebite that she self-administered because she was so upset by her husband’s death).

First class passengers on the Titanic: consomme Olga, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, lamb with mint sauce, roast duckling with apple sauce, sirloin of beef with chateau potatoes, stuffed summer squash, creamed carrots, green peas, foie gras, Waldorf pudding,chocolate and vanilla eclairs, peaches in chartreuse jelly and ice cream.

Julia Child: french onion soup.

Jimi Hendrix: tuna-fish sandwich preceding an accidental overdose.

John Belushi: lentil soup. Death by alcohol poisoning.

John F. Kennedy: his typical breakfast of orange juice, coffee, soft-boiled eggs, bacon, and toast with marmalade.

Michael Jackson: spinach salad with chicken breast.

Adolph Hitler: vegetable soup and mashed potatoes, though some argue he ate spaghetti with red sauce or lasagne (Interesting fact: Hitler was a vegetarian!).

Abraham Lincoln: mock turtle soup (with oxtail), roast Virginia fowl with chestnut stuffing, baked yams and cauliflower with cheese sauce.

Princess Diana: an appetizer of an asparagus and mushroom omelet and an entree of Dover sole with vegetable tempura. 

Martin Luther King Jr.: fried chicken, Louisiana hot sauce and vinegar, black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread.

Marilyn Monroe: a Mexican buffet including gazpacho, chicken breasts with avocado, layered taco dip, meatballs, refried beans and veal parmigiana.

Elvis Presley: unable to sleep, he tucked into one of his go-to midnight snacks: four scoops of ice cream and six chocolate chip cookies.

Gandhi: goat’s milk, cooked veggies, oranges, and a concoction of ginger, lemon, and strained butter mixed with aloe juice.

Saddam Hussein: boiled chicken with rice, and several cups of hot water mixed with honey.

John Lennon: corned beef sandwich.

Hemingway: steak, baked potato, Caesar salad, and a glass of red wine.

Frank Sinatra: a grilled cheese sandwich.


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