Food & Drink

This ‘Last Meals’ blog is going to give you food envy

Pan fried scallops glazed in swan tears, served with a side of truffle tartar sauce? Mint choc chip ice cream and a deluxe fishfinger sandwich?

Despite its rather morbid connotations, we've all got a "last meal" idea secreted about the nether regions of our minds - and the following blog is going to make you re-evaluate yours.

Director Gus Filgate has set about the "small project" of imaging the final meals of deceased famous types and capturing them in glorious short films - complete with "special effects". It's the stuff of saliva-soaked fantasy.

The "ingredients" for each lavish meal are listed alongside the films, allowing the bold and the brave to attempt them in their own kitchens (after a fashion). 

Head over to Filgate's Last Supper site to see the series in full, and have a crack at our favourite picks below.

Napoleon

Ingredients:
1 generous spoonful of Lard.
4 scoops Frilly lace
1 dealer-baggy of finest Corsican fingernail filth.
The exceptional Kindness of Georgie Besterman fabulous food stylist who was our cookie.
Milk of the ever wonderful Penny Markham.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Jimi Hendrix

Ingredients
3 Cardboards
Flowery things.
Milk of the ever wonderful Penny Markham.
1 tin of tuna.
2 slices of sandwich bread.
Lettuce and stuff.

Gaius Julius Caesar (sort of)

Ingredients
152 hrs spent in my shed making rigs.
22,000 elastic bands.
16 visits to B&Q.
Milk of the ever wonderful Penny Markham.
6 pints of lightly fingered blue tack.
A dusting of fancy fingered Rob Morris, food stylist to the stars. Thank you thank you sir.
1 very happy butcher for all the lamb chops I bought.
A most attractive wife to cook prawns into the night.
12 oz. Joe McNally lovely editor man.
1 James ever clever never late Heaphy on after effects.
1 kindest man in the world Paul Harrison, salon colourist.
Sellotape.