Most humans have a morbid curiosity about death. What does it feel like? When will it happen? Will I have a chance to devour my favorite cookies n' cream milkshake before I go? Is a death-row meal simply the nice thing to do for a person about to die, or is it a waste of time and money for a convicted felon, about to receive their just deserts?
The food these killers want to eat is as varied as their crimes. Sometimes what people eat for their last meals is insanely elaborate, requiring multiple courses, and other times they simply want a single olive. There's a lot you can learn about a person from their eating habits – and presumably even more about what they choose as the last thing they'll ever taste.
The First ‘Last Meal’ Recorded Happened In 22 BCE
Criminals Aren't Always Going To Get What They Want
There Have Been Multiple Attempts To Sell Last Meals To Normal People
Brian Price Cooked 300 Death Row Meals In 11 Years
Inmate Meals Are Usually Prepared By Other Prisoners
A Lot Of Requests Are Surprisingly Basic