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Your Fantasy Dinner Party guests.................dead and alive!

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by BelleDuJour, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    OKies Cookery peeps......................we need more threads. This Forum lives by what everyone has for dinner so let's liven it up a bit. I know it's been done before, but it's fun so let's list 6 guests for 2 fantasy dinner parties. I was inspired by my GBBO thread.
    The first list is people alive today. Anyone you like.
    The second list is people who have passed away, from any time on earth.
    So here's mine:

    Sandi Toksvig
    Paul O'Grady
    Craig Revel Horwood .......................yes, I know, all a bit G.A.Y so far
    Mary Berry
    Boris Johnson
    Sir David Attenborough

    My Mum
    My Dad
    George Michael
    Charles Darwin
    Maggie Thatcher
    Eric Morecombe

    I'd have a huge list of questions for both sets of guests........................so Long we'f probably not have time to eat much.

    So, who would come to your dinner parties?
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  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

  3. theeditor

    theeditor New commenter

    George Harrisom
    Tom Petty
    Nelson Mandela
    Leonard Cohen

    Jo Nesbo
    Tom Allen
    Josh Groban
    Alan Johnson
    Joziah Longo (Obscure will need a google)
    Annie Lennox

    Thread would get more response in personal methinks!
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  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Edward Said
    Freya Stark
    Alexander the Great
    John Lennon
    James Hunt
    Paddy Ashdown

    Vince Cable
    Hanaan Ashrawi
    Queen Rania
    Robert Winston
    Gordon Ramsey
    Norman Baker
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Possibly.........................but the cooks for the dinner party are on here :)
  6. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    This is so hard!
    Mark Radcliffe
    Grayson Perry
    Michael Rosen
    Jess Phillips
    Mariella Frostrup
    Caitlin Moran

    Clive James
    Leonard Cohen
    Katherine Whitehorn
    George Eliot
    Victoria Wood
    George Harrrison

    It's taken me ages to do this.
  7. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I'd be buying in a chef. With that fabulous company I wont be faffing about with the food.
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  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Unless you made it an American Style pot luck supper!
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  9. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I'm going to have to get back to you on the still alive guests. Tricky. Richard Attenborough would be there though. I think Michael Rosen as well.

    Dead is easy! It would simply be the three of my grandparents that are no longer with us and all six of Mrs909's who are no longer around either. My one living nan (who's a fantastic ninety-eight) would also be invited, obviously.

    I was very close to Mrs909's maternal grandparents and got on very well with her paternal ones as well. I never met my mum's dad as he passed a couple of months before I was born, so I'd love to meet the man I've heard so many stories about. And my dad's father was a chef in the Merchant Navy and cooked incredible, restaurant quality food when we visited them and when they came to us. He has always been a huge influence in my love of good, so I'd love to return the favour and cook for him!
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  10. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    That's lovely @nick909.
    I'd have to add an extra chair now on my dead list so I can meet my paternal grandfather who died before I was born.
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  11. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I'm struggling too. So far alive I've got:

    Dave Vanian
    Nick Cave
    George Clinton

    My dad
    HH Munro

    I only knew my dad as a fairly small child so I'd love to speak to him as an adult. He was a restaurateur and foodie - I have a recording of a radio interview of him describing his favourite meal.
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  12. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Oh heck, well of course I would really want family and friends, some of whom are the very best company.
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  13. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Alive: Alexander McCall Smith
    Morgan Freeman (for that wonderful voice)
    Jamie Dornan
    Paul O'Grady
    Dame Judy Dench (she needs to meet M the lurcher)
    Ben Wishaw

    Dead: Charles Dickens
    Victoria Wood
    I would love to see my Dad again but dinner parties were never his thing.
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  14. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Jeremy Clarkson
    James May
    Richard Hammond
    Gretha Thunberg
    Circus Kevin
    One Security Guard.

    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Oscar Wilde
    Ravi Shankar
    Margaret Knight
    Groucho Marx

    No jacket required.
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  15. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I only got up to 2 dead guests. I would like Que back for a visit - can a dog be a dinner guest? M is nearly 16 now and may be joining him in not too long.
  16. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Yes of course dogs can be dinner guests!
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  17. install

    install Star commenter


    Meghan Markle and partner
    Sarah Millican and partner
    Michelle Obama and partner


    No one. They are long dead. And life is for the living.
  18. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Love it!!!!
  19. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Madonna (the American chat show version rather than the nervous rude version we get)
    Stevie Nicks
    Jennifer Saunders
    Lee Child
    Harlan Coben
    Kathleen Madigan
    Courtney Love

    Amy Winehouse
    Victoria Wood
    Can’t think of anymore...

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