You can think of Melanie Dunea's My Last Supper as if Danny Clinch and Ruth Reichl booked a Gulfstream and set out to photograph and interview the 50 most important chefs in the world. The concept is fundamentally simple — five questions are asked of the subject, all relating to a chef’s last meal on earth. What would you eat? Drink? Who would be there? Music? Each chef is photographed with clear editorial vision and mostly on location — in kitchens, fields, barns, on the ocean. Pig parts are often present.
Since the start of the project in 2006, Dunea has released two books, the most recent in 2011, and continued working as a commercial and editorial photographer while traveling the world like the badass she is. Yahoo Travel Editor in Chief Paula Froelich caught wind of Dunea’s food-obsessed travels and signed up the photographer to film a 12-part web-based video series, Photo Tripping. Here’s the first episode, where she uncovered the mystery of the French Dip sandwich in Los Angeles.
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