Last Month, I started a series on the last meals of the rich and famous. I’m very excited to continue this after such a long hiatus. My apologies for that by the way, work has been a bit of a nightmare. The good news is that I do in fact still have a job and am thus able to continue funding my internet connection and tea addiction.
With the explanations out of the way, let’s crack on, shall we?
Second Class Passengers of the Titanic
Death – 1912 from a rather pesky iceberg sitting in the middle of the North Atlantic.
In my previous post, I discussed the rather extravagant final meal of the 1st class passengers. As it turns out, the 2nd class passengers did pretty well for themselves too.
Let’s take a peek at the menu:
Baked Haddock with sharp sauce
Curried chicken with rice
Spring lamb with mint sauce
Roast Turkey with cranberry sauce
Boiled and roast potatoes
As far as last meals go, I must say that I’m rather impressed. I’ll be interested to see whether I can uncover the final meal of those in steerage for my next post.
Death – Assassinated by John Wilkes-Booth in the Presidential Box of Ford’s Theatre in Washington.
Before Old Abe’s literal final curtain (Sorry, I know that was bad), he dined at the White House on Clear Mock Turtle Soup, roast Virginia fowl with chestnut stuffing, baked yams and cauliflower with cheese sauce.
Death – 1970 after taking 9 sleeping pills and choking on his own vomit. Delicious.
Uncontested rock God and Woodstock icon, Jimi Hendrix (despite is rather Rock n Roll style death) had a somewhat less than revolutionary final meal before his accidental overdose – a simple tuna sandwich.
Death – Assassinated in 1963 by a gunshot wound to the head that totally came from the School Book Depository and definitely not from the Grassy Knoll, despite what forensic and video evidence suggests.
JFK’s final breakfast was consumed at a meeting with supporters before his fateful Dallas motorcade. It was supposedly quite typical of the pragmatic President – orange juice, coffee, soft-boiled eggs, bacon, and toast with marmalade.
Death – Suicide in 1945, alongside his mistress-turned-wife, Eva Braun. A shot to his temple was the method of choice, whereas his bride of less than 48 hours swallowed a cyanide capsule.
Hitler became a vegetarian after the suicide of his niece, Geli Raubal. On a side note, I highly recommend that you read up on that inappropriate train wreck of a relationship.
Despite often being caught eating meat, Hitler’s final meal adhered to his vegetarian diet. It consisted of a simple vegetable soup with mashed potatoes.
That’ it for now, kids. I promise that with my life settling down a bit there won’t be such large gaps in between posts. I look forward to throwing more food related history at you soon.