John Fraser, creative kitchen mastermind behind the Upper West Side restaurant, Dovetail, sizzled and sputtered right off the mark in his time under the heat lamp of Stir-Fry scrutiny.
"Oh, don't do that!" he pleaded, when I asked him what restaurant he eats at when he's not at his own.
"Too many friends in the business," he told me later.
Even though he's 3,000 miles away from California, where he got his culinary training, he skirted the Dreaded Question. He says his "mom's house" is his favorite place to eat while on the West Coast. This chicken is turning rubbery in the wok, the Stir Fry heat is so high, I thought.
Biggest surprise? Fraser doesn't have an iPhone, and the most recent meal he whipped up for himself was a humble grilled cheese sandwich.
What's the last meal you made for yourself? Better yet... what's the last one you'd make for your final meal on Earth? Leave a comment below.