One of my favorite questions to ask people is,
What would you eat on your last day on Earth?
It fascinates me.
In fact, it fascinates me more than nearly all of my other favorite hypothetical apocalyptic scenarios and deserted island what-ifs. Mostly because I’m interested in hearing another’s favorite foods, but also because the forceful choice- narrowing down everything edible into three square meals plus dessert- gets to the root of what we love most. Our purest, most unabashed food love.
As you might expect, I’ve been crafting my ultimate day of eating for quite some time now.
French toast bar from Portage Bay, Seattle, WA
Thick, custardy slices of homemade challah bread that have been soaked in vanilla egg batter. The toppings bar includes a variety of fresh berries, whipped cream, nuts, butter and organic Vermont maple syrup.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Bruno’s, Amherst, MA
Fried chicken tenders, sliced and dipped in hot wing sauce, on top of traditional cheese pizza with crumbled blue cheese and a drizzle of blue cheese dressing.
Longhorn Burger from 5Spot, Seattle, WA
Pasture finished grass fed Northwest beef with roasted Anaheim peppers, bacon, pepper jack cheese & frizzled onions. Served with ancho dusted fries.
White Cake from White’s Pastry Shop, Hingham, MA
Now, please [please please please] tell me your ultimate day of eating. I need to know.