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Dinner As Nourishing Art

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Imagine it was your last day on earth: what would your last meal be? The responses to this question from death-row inmates led Julia Ziegler-Haynes to hold dinner parties in her North Fork home for 15 guests who are more or less strangers.


By holding intimate dinner parties in the comfort of her own home, Ziegler-Haynes makes eating more than the simple act of consumption — it's an art, an experience that cannot be replicated and will never be the same twice. Read on as Todd Selby executes his usual iconic photography and handwritten interviews. Though we will say -- it was fun to turn the tables on him the other day and ask a few questions of our own.

Bell de Jour from New York Times