Food Blog: Last Meals

Charlie Benton

Entertainment Editor


It is a question that few will ever have to answer and not something that people generally think about. However, everyone has one meal that they would select as their final food on this Earth. Here’s what nine MUW students would choose.


Question: What would you request for your last meal?


“My last meal would definitely be something spicy, some really good Chinese food, General Tso’s chicken, coconut shrimp, hot wings and hash brown casserole," said Toi Beckworth, a sophomore culinary arts major from Memphis, Tenn.


“Either alligator or fried deer meat, Chick-fil-a, Frisco Deli or fried chicken," said Mae Giles, a freshman elementary education major from Madison, Miss.


“It’s not something I’ve thought about before. A steak, chocolate cake and a glass of Coke," said Elizabeth Varvel, a junior creative writing major from Long Beach, Miss.


“If it’s during shrimp and crawfish season, shrimp and crawfish, if not, mashed potatoes with hot sauce," said Bri Warner, a junior political science and women's studies major from Gulfport, Miss.


“Steak and bacon and some type of really fancy bread. It's really important that there be several varieties of cheesecake. To wash it down, my favorite organic cream soda,” said Jo Moore, a junior culinary arts major from Clinton, Miss.


“I want some pork chops and apples, and I need some ginger ale to drink, and squash dressing, and some caramel cake for dessert," said Brittany Twilley, a senior fine arts major from Meridian, Miss.


“Some chicken cheese and rice,” said Jasmine Bowles, a freshman biology major from Byhalia, Miss.


“A Sunday dinner that consists of black eyed peas, sliced tomatoes, turkey necks, macaroni and cheese, homemade cornbread, candied yams and cake and ice cream for dessert,” said Amanda Crawford, a junior, culinary arts from Coldwater, Miss.


“Chicken chili momo (Nepali dumplings),” said Roshan Humagi, a freshman management information systems major from Kathmandu, Nepal.


While the MUW students were just musing about what they might choose, some convicted criminals have faced this choice for other reasons. It is traditional to ask those about to be executed what they would like for a last meal. Here are the choices of some infamous criminals, according to


Bruno Hauptmann, convicted for extortion and the kidnapping and murder of Charles Augustus Lindberg, Jr., son of aviator Charles Lindbergh, ate celery, olives, buttered peas, French fries, chicken, cherries and cake. Hauptmann was executed on April 3, 1936.


Timothy McVeigh, convicted of eight counts of first degree murder and the use of a weapon of mass destruction after bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., ate two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. He was executed on June 11, 2001.


Teresa Lewis, convicted of capital murder and conspiracy in connection with the murders of Julian Clifton Lewis, Jr., and Charles J. Lewis, ate two fried chicken breasts, buttered peas, Dr. Pepper and German chocolate cake. She was executed on Sept. 23, 2010.