Mayan menu

It's nearly the end of the world, and time to plan your last meal.

by: Caro de Waal | 06 Dec 2012
end of the world

On the 21st of December something big is going to happen... so say the ancient Mayans.

Some believers say it is the beginning of a new spiritual era. Others go as far as to quack that the Earth will be sucked into a black hole, or my fave, collide with a planet called Nibiru. Hey, we might even be able to talk to aliens 'eh?

I’m sure the Mayans didn’t mean for all this craziness and in my opinion, the beginning of a new era will suit me just fine. *holds thumbs for one where all my New Year's resolutions come true*

But it brings us to the poignant question… ‘What would be your final meal before the end?’ Don’t tell me you haven’t ever thought about it?

My Mayan menu

I shall be sitting by the ocean with my family and many ice-cold bottles of Dom Perignon and a cold crystal glass at my lips.

To begin with, fresher than fresh (not too big) oysters with zesty toppings. Then I'll move onto large wooden platters of crusty bread and Gorgonzola, ripe bries and French mountain cheeses with sticky sweet figs. Salty cured hams and pancettas will be draped over everything.

To end off with, a lemon tart that is so lemony it makes my lips curl, with a thin, crunchy sugared topping and buttery pastry. *faints with heavenly happiness*

So, we want to create the ultimate Mayan menus using your ideas...

What's your Mayan menu?

So now starts the hunt for the best menu! We're giving away R250 Kalahari vouchers to the top 3 menus that come our way. Plus a cool recipe book for each of the 3 winners.

How to enter:

Post your perfect menu in the comments below, preferably in this format:

1. Starter

2. Main course

3. Dessert

Or, if you prefer, you can email us your Mayan Menu at and once we've announced the winners at the end of next week we'll publish the top 3 Mayan Menus and dish out the prizes!

We're got 3 categories to help you along your way:

1. Foodie menu - for all those superb ingredients and recipes for the foodie in you.
2. Mom's menu - all those down-to-earth comfort foods that you just can't live without.
3. Wacky menu - the crazy and wonderful favourite foods that are just so delicious you can't resist putting them on your menu.

Try to keep to a 3 course kind of structure, but hey, if you just want a pile of ice cream, it's your last meal.

Follow us on Twitter @Food24 for updates on the best menus that come in using the hashtag, #Mayanmenu

Have fun!


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