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Friday Fun - Last Meal on Earth

zack Rising Star Jun 07, 2018

Happy Friday Community!

I listen to a lot of podcasts in my spare time, and one of them always asks their guests what their last meal on earth would be. Which got me thinking about my own...

I have some middle-eastern heritage, so I think my last meal would have to be a big assortment of mediterranean food made by my grandmother: stuffed grape leaves, kibbie, hummus, baba ghanoush, kabees el lift, etc. and then top it off with too much baklava for dessert.

So, if you knew your days were numbered, and you were allowed anything at all, what would your last meal be?


Moses Thomas Community Leader Jun 07, 2018

@zackMy last  meal will be Atlassian Stack

Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018
Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

Oh man, good question @zack.  

I can't decide between the tasting menu (wine pairing included, of course) at Atelier Crenn or an In n' Out burger (double meat, no cheese, raw onion) and a strawberry milkshake. Do I go fancy or do I go guilty pleasure food? Hmm....

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@Monique vdB, I guess that depends on how much time exists between finding out it's your last meal and the arrival of the Reaper. If he's already knocking then go for the burger. There is nothing worse then having to rush a meal as appealing to all the senses. 

BTW...I have a new bucket list item :)


Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

@Scott Theus worth it. The tasting menu at Benu is also amazing and I considered that for my list instead Two words: Lobster Bao.

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Alinea has always been on my bucket list...

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I made Baozi once! It didn't come out great haha

Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

Detroit-style pizza. For sure. 🍕❤️

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Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 07, 2018

A fantastic choice!

Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

Where can I taste Detroit-style pizza? I mean, Detroit, obviously, but.... like... anywhere else?

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Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

Mo, it's the best. 😭 Come to New York, and we'll visit Emmy Squared. Or if you find yourself in Michigan, hop on over to Jet's or Buddy's Pizza.

If Detroit style pizza is anything like Chicago pizza I would have to pass. I was thinking New York style but then I thought of a place in Boston that has excellent Sicilian! mmmmm... :)))

Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 11, 2018

@Matt Curcio Oh gosh, no, not at all like Chicago-style! For Detroit-style, think rectangle + crispy crust.

You neglected to mention Italian pastries for desert!  And for that you would have to come to Boston for either Mike's Pastries or Cafe Vittoria.  Now, they both have pros and cons. Mike's is not a sit down site. You grab it and stroll Hanover St.  However Cafe Vittoria is a sit down and if you want to ppl watch its great too, and it is known for its 'colorful' clientel, (if ya' noo wadd-a mean...). But don't worry 'bout dat cuz I used to know some of da guys. ;))

Steph Atlassian Team Jun 11, 2018

There is also a great spot in Austin, TX called Via 313 that does amazing Detroit-style pizza. Those crispy edges call to me, their siren song of deliciousness lulling me into a food coma. 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 11, 2018

@Steph Part of me wishes you hadn't told me that (I'm visiting the Austin office this week!)

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 11, 2018

@Erica Moss - no excuses, now you have to try the best pizza in Austin 

Steph Atlassian Team Jun 12, 2018

@Erica Moss ha, I regret nothing, and trust me, neither will you. 

That's easy....1 large pizza with double pepperoni, slightly well done, and a margarita. 

Oh...and it has to come from here: Pizza Palace

Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 07, 2018

That menu for Pizza Palace look amazing!

Definitely pizza

Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 07, 2018

Oh this is a hard one to answer. I would have to say a prime rib with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and some German chocolate cake with a boulevard wheat beer. Or pizza if I was short on time, BBQ chicken pizza, with the beer still and the cake.

Ah, good post :D 
If I have superpower to eat without any limit, I would have South Indian Chicken Biryani



.. AND Chicago's Deep Dish Pizza


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Rahul Patil Atlassian Team Jun 08, 2018

Drool @  Biryani.

Fadoua Community Leader Dec 18, 2018

@Aswin AchuthanI will go with Mild Chiken Biryani

It may be just me, but there is something about this topic that makes me want to grab a towel and go hitchhiking.

Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

@Scott Theus As long as you have your towel. ;) 

Kat Marketplace Partner Jun 07, 2018

8. Fashion accessory

9. To play peek-a-boo with an infant/toddler

10. A skirt or really short strapless dress


Can we get to 42 uses?

11. Rucksack

12. Blindfold

13. Pillow

Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

14. Wave at a bull in the ring if you are in a Hemingway novel

15. Mop up spills

16. Use as a hammock when sleeping in the forest

17. Use as a hot pad

18. Wrap your hair up out of your face

19. Honeymoon reasons...

20.  A field Dressing

21.  Put a nice shine on a pair of shoes

23.  Soak it in water and sooth a savage sunburn

24.  A cape for a super hero

25.   Sit on it in the car after a day at the beach

26.  An emergency bed for new born kittens

27.   Wipe your exercise equipment after you finish your set

Bonus....These are all things I've done :)

28. A Diaper

29. Towel-snapping some buns

30. Curtain to keep the sun out of your window

31. Fishing Net

32. Mosquito/bug defense (wrap yourself up)

33. Lay it on hot sand and get a suntan without burning

34. Use it to make a "Karma's a B****" meme: -- excluding the one word, completely SFW :)

35. Makeup removal after #34

36. Wrap up a hot/cold pack

37. A "Send Help" flag when stuck on the highway

38. Hang it on your doorknob to warn your roommate you are entertaining a guest

39. A "swiffer mop" cover

40. A chew-toy/tug-of-war rope for your dog

41. A turban

42. A rather annoying cartoon character

Bonus: Use it for this thing that has a name but idk what it is...


UPDATE: Apparently it's called a hobo stick?!

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43. Napkin

44. Knee protection on a hard floor

45. Campfire kindling

46. When you're trying to pull someone up dangling from a cliff and they're just ... out ... of ... reach.

#46 though - winning 

Hey, you sass that hoopy @Scott Theus ?  There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

Tacos with Chips and Salsa! I could eat this daily! :)

Kat Marketplace Partner Jun 07, 2018

Roast lamb with kumara and pumpkin cooked by my mother-in-law followed by hot apple pie with cream and vanilla ice-cream (assuming the end is not long after the meal otherwise I need dairy-free ice-cream).

Followed by Earl Grey tea and banana cake with chocolate icing.

Just take me to a chocolate factory and set me free. Clean my body up when I hit the floor. I'm Augustus Gloop in real life. 


Agree with @Kat though, any ice cream would need to be consumed relatively close to my departure. 

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Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

@Meg Holbrook Living for this reference.

I'm happy you're pickin' up what I'm puttin' down. 

Fadoua Community Leader Dec 18, 2018

I am in @Meg Holbrook anything that has some good crispy hazelnut is my favorite

Coconut something. If I'm going to die, I might as well have something I'm deathly allergic to. 

Kat Marketplace Partner Jun 07, 2018

I suggest a Pina Colada!

I have a perfume that is Pina Colada smelling. It's my favorite. I've never actually had one.

So it's my last day on earth and I can eat anything? Anything?

I'd eat a mushroom. Specifically:

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

@Aidan Samuel amazing.

@Aidan Samuelclever - love it!


Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 08, 2018


Yang's Fried Dumpling!


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Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

I eagerly searched for where this is, but see that the answer is Shanghai. Noooooooo.....

Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 08, 2018

Those fried dumplings look amazing.

Linette Atlassian Team Jun 07, 2018

Showing my UK roots, I'd have a chip butty:

Warm from the oven, thick fluffy slices of bread.

Lashings of melting butter.

Thick cut chips, the slightly waxy kind of potato, rather than the floury kind.

Salt, pepper.

One round would have Worcester sauce, the way I traditionally had them.

The second round would have some cheese and sambal olek.

I would die full and happy.

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I agree Linette! I would also put an English Roast dinner out there.

Roast chicken with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. What I miss most about being home!

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If I know this is my last day on earth, most probably I won't eat a thing on the day. surely it is the meal I had the day before. looking at my current meal routine it would be rice and curry. Oh god! I should change my meals 

I would definitly eat a mix of cakes from my grandma - if I had to choose one I would take "Frankfurter Kranz" (Frankfurt wreath) like on this pic. That's something to die for - a lot of buttercream, biscuit dough, marmelade and caramelized almonds.
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Will my day on earth end when I finished the meal @zack?

Damn got hungry now - have to call granny on the weekend <3

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I need this in my life. 

@Meg Holbrook - Come to Germany - you can get this almost everywhere here - but be careful, one piece and you can't do anything else anymore, just sit and relax for the next hour... 

@Thomas Schlegel - I'm on my way. Save me a piece. 

@Meg HolbrookI can send you the recipe if you want to try it :)

-> Maybe we need a recipe-change-area in this community - would also be helpful when you're not sure what to eat during day

@Fabienne Gerhard - that would be great. I have a bundt pan waiting!

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 08, 2018

I would take

- a Tom Kha Gai Soup first

- Some Italian pasta with grilled chicken, spinach-cream-sauce and a lot of parmesan cheese

- Creme Brulée

and a Bavarian Weizenbier

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 09, 2018

Or a bucket full of Nutella - who cares about calories on the last day...


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@Thomas SchlegelNutella <3 how could I forget that

Give me a five pound bag of pretzels, a bucket of nutella, and call it good. 

Buckets! Goodness I've never seen a bucket of Nutella.

After my pizza, my margarita, and my demise I want to cook my next meal with Anthony Bourdain.


my heart.

Alice Rising Star Jun 09, 2018

This is a difficult question since I love food. But I guess my answer would be mom's spaghetti with her simple tomato sauce, you know, I'm just your typical girl from Italy. 🙃

Joff Atlassian Team Jun 09, 2018

Fred’s steak. You can only get it at Schaubs meat market in Palo Alto, CA

Hidden gem of the Silicon Valley techie crowd. Plus mash potatoes and green beans with garlic and butter.


I will eat a cheesecake the best one.

Deleted user Jun 11, 2018

Chilled (not baked) Lemon Cheesecake

My food tastes vary a lot, and I'm rubbish at building a meal where the courses complement each other, so I'll just go over the courses.

  • A starter of Mr Falafal's finest (Just outside Shepherd's Bush tube) 
  • 1847's "fish and chips", but just the fish part
  • The "chips" the Old Vicarage in Witherslack used to do to go with the fish (sadly, closed years ago)
  • Edmund's ice cream (Birmingham)

I couldn't work out a way to fit a curry dish in there though...

I'd start with tenderloin tamales from Reata in Fort Worth, then gorge myself on the buffalo ribeye and the chile relleno. A Billionaire Margarita to pair with my tamales and a Fort Worth Old Fashion to go with my ribeye.

Half of that fried chicken donut sandwich from Do Rite Donuts in Chicago would count as my savory-sweet dessert which might do me in anyway.

Bryan Trummer Community Leader Jun 11, 2018

Now that's what I call a meal!

I would either do a meal of my Italian favorites (buffalo mozzarella on anything, lobster pasta, and a simple gelato) or a meal at my favorite Persian restaurant in Houston its all good there... no dessert.  


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