The programme opened with an account of former French president Francois Mitterrand's notorious 'final supper'.
Having being diagnosed with fatal prostate cancer, he decided to throw one last bash in which he dined with friends on a lavish feast including a course of outlawed ortolan songbird.
Regarded by gourmands as a tastier delicacy than foie gras, Mitterrand chowed down not one, but two, entire birds, bones, innards and all.
It got me thinking about the dishes I would serve, should I have the opportunity to hold a 'last supper'.
I'm first to admit my feast would lack the panache of Mitterrand's; there'd be no mouthfuls of slimy oysters or gut-wrenchingly rich foie gras. All these foods have their place, but my final binge would be all about the three Cs... carbs, cheese and chocolate.
And to be honest, I'd take it as an opportunity to ditch the friends, so there would be all the more for me (and no embarrassment as I shamelessly rammed it in) ...
Here are my top 10 dishes for the final supper (naturally served in unlimited amounts):
- A creamy, coconut-laden chicken korma, with the fluffiest naan bread
- Basket of French breads with lashings of salted butter
- Tempura king prawns drowned in sweet chilli dip
- Battered cod, great chips and mushy peas (Heinz tomato sauce on tap)
- Thin crust Margarita pizza, cooked in a wood-fired oven to a DOC recipe
- Mounds of warm tortilla chips topped in salsa, sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos and stringy cheese
- Carrot cake topped in lemony cream cheese frosting
- Hot Belgian waffles, honeycomb icecream and treacle
- Ben and Jerry's chocolate fudge brownie icecream with hot fudge sauce
- McVities chocolate Hob Nobs
What is on your list to serve at the last supper? Would you share the pleasure, or not?