FT SeriesFantasy dinner partiesFT writers select the guests, venue and dishes for their dream mealsSofie Hagen’s fantasy dinner: Lewis Capaldi, Roxane Gay and that guy from ‘Killing Eve’The comedian has always struggled to separate fantasy from reality — never more so than tonightMarcus Brigstocke’s Fantasy Dinner: Jim Henson, Victoria Wood and GandhiThe comedian communes with his heroes thanks to tapas and a googly-eyed napkin Tracy Chevalier’s Fantasy Dinner: the novelist meets her charactersWine is flowing at the British Library — but can Vermeer forgive the author for fictionalising him?Claire Saffitz’s fantasy dinner: a Francophile feast in New YorkThe chef gathers Julia Child, André Leon Talley and Lizzo for a meal with no washing upFrieda Hughes’s Fantasy Dinner: the poet and artist assembles a cast of famous animalsThree Chippendales serve Bart the Bear, Cerberus and a mercurial Jessica RabbitJason Okundaye’s fantasy dinner: camp Susan Sontag meets catty James Baldwin — and Carrie Bradshaw gatecrashesA group of wonderfully dressed (but terribly behaved) literary legends gather at the writer’s Battersea flatMore from this SeriesTamar Adler’s fantasy dinner: Margot Henderson, Jeeves and the cast of ‘The Last of Us’‘Nose to tail’ makes way for nose to snail when a cast of plucky foragers gather on the eve of a zombie apocalypseMuhammad Ali, Benazir Bhutto and Jeremy Strong share iftar: Zehra Munir’s fantasy dinnerFor iftar, the meal ending the day’s Ramadan fast, our writer mixes politics with perfect Pakistani and Persian foodDiane Purkiss’s fantasy dinner: chefs from history show off in Oxford’s oldest banquet hallThe literature professor and food historian brings together a cook for Richard II, Eliza Acton, a 17th-century gardener and moreNick Grimshaw’s fantasy dinner: Stanley Tucci, Rihanna, Kathy Burke and a karaoke machineThe DJ and his podcast co-host Angela Hartnett rustle up Negronis and gnocchetti with garlic and peas Wagner, Homer and Arrested Development’s Lucille Bluth on how to make great art — a Fantasy Dinner PartyWhen you can make up an infinity of things, how do you know where to start? Our writer consults a crack cast of creativesAlice Vincent’s fantasy dinner party: Jamaica Kincaid, Joni Mitchell and more share a luxurious meal at Sessions Arts ClubThe author assembles a group of women to swap stories on creativity and motherhoodJürgen Klopp, Esther Perel, Marge Simpson and Bennifer: Jessie Cave’s Fantasy Dinner PartyThe Harry Potter actor seeks relationship advice from her eclectic guests Fantasy Dinner Party: The Goddess Athena takes TfL’s commissioner to task The FT’s Miles Ellingham assembles a cast of persuasive misfits to try and overturn the injustice of south London’s terrible transport linksRihanna, Princess Diana and a canal boat in King’s Cross: Grace Campbell’s Fantasy Dinner PartyThe food is humble but the margaritas are flowing. What could possibly go wrong? Ahir Shah’s fantasy dinner party: the cast of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, Gujarati cooking, mango lassisAged seven, the comedian watched them ‘going for an English’. Now he gets them round for a proper IndianMelissa Thompson’s fantasy dinnerResistance leader Queen Nanny and singer Skin are among the guests at this Jamaican feastLayo Paskin’s fantasy dinner party: Anna Karenina, meet Jay GatsbyThe DJ turned restaurateur welcomes a cast of fictional characters to St TropezFergus Butler-Gallie’s fantasy dinner party: Nina Simone, Jonathan Swift and Czech author Jaroslav HašekThe clergyman’s guests debate the divine at a soft play centre in MaidstoneSarah Langford’s fantasy dinner party: Eve Balfour, an Anglo-Saxon king and archeologist Basil BrownThe barrister-turned-farmer and writer hosts a time-travelling feast in SuffolkRuby Tandoh’s fantasy dinner: a hate-spiked dance party in the food writer’s old assembly hallTruman Capote, Toni Morrison and Grace Paley do battle with old demons over McDonald’s and fish finger sandwichesAngela Hui’s fantasy dinner party: Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Bourdain and Tony Leung in rural WalesThe food writer opts for a Chinese banquet where courses do not exist and the food just keeps comingIsy Suttie’s fantasy dinner: Mary Shelley, Eugène Ionesco and Tom WaitsThe comedian’s curry night gets spicy when the writers lock horns. Luckily, there’s a guitar at handEmma Forrest’s fantasy dinner: Jon Ronson and a ‘mean mommy’ porn starStoned under the stars in Jamaica, the writer and memoirist can’t bring herself to tell George Michael he’s deadEnuma Okoro’s fantasy dinner: the queen of Egypt, Harriet Tubman, Oprah and Madam CJ WalkerThe columnist prepares mango and pomegranate salad in a bungalow by the Indian Ocean for her trailblazing guestsCynthia Shanmugalingam’s fantasy dinner party: Minnette de Silva, Akwaeke Emezi and M.I.A.The British-Sri Lankan chef and founder of Rambutan provides sweet Egyptian cucumbers; a demon queen provides the soundtrackElla Risbridger’s fantasy dinner party: Nancy Mitford, Lord Peter Wimsey, Madhur Jaffrey and Nina SimoneThe cook and author of ‘Midnight Chicken’ and ‘The Year of Miracles’ craves good gossip, a sea view and ripe tomatoesMarie Le Conte’s fantasy dinner party: Casanova, Eve Babitz and Ncuti GatwaOn a terrace in Hackney, the journalist assembles a joyful, hedonistic crew for tangia, Crémant de Loire and the ripest cherriesCamilla Cavendish’s fantasy dinner: Elon Musk, Cicero and Ayaan Hirsi Ali A group of people ‘unafraid to say interesting things’ convene at Voltaire’s château in FerneyA vodka-fuelled fantasy dinner with Zelensky, Borat and Joan RiversAuthor Viv Groskop shares a Ukrainian feast on the Upper East SideRebecca Watson’s fantasy dinner party: a boozy affair at Evelyn Waugh’s BridesheadThe novelist invites Virginia Woolf and James Baldwin, while Seinfeld’s Kramer makes a splashOliver Bullough’s fantasy dinner party — feeding the greed of Imelda Marcos and companyThe writer lays on lavish helpings of Granny’s home cooking to loosen the tongues of despots and thievesWill Self’s fantasy dinner party — a vegetarian feast served by Margaret ThatcherThe writer conjures a meal cooked by Keith Floyd and eaten by Eddy Grant and his old friend Melanie Phillips — what’s not to like?Chantelle Nicholson’s fantasy dinner party — a Thai feast on the New Zealand coastThe chef and author gathers a film-maker, a former First Lady and cooking royaltyHoney & Co chef Itamar Srulovich’s fantasy dinner — well-travelled guests and his wife’s apple tart‘We have course after course, drink after drink, song after song. We have the whole world at our table’Ed Balls’ fantasy dinner — steak teppanyaki with Gordon Brown, Janet Yellen and Chrystia Freeland‘Sarkozy gestured angrily towards the well-done steak. “Do they expect us to eat this?”’Tim Hayward’s fantasy dinner party — Hemingway et al for gimlets by the Med‘Things will get messy. There will be flirtation, staring out to sea, gossip traded, reputations traduced’Elaine Moore’s fantasy dinner . . . Gertrude Stein, Dolly Parton and a bemused bitcoin creator‘We travel back to 1816, when the Mount Tambora volcano blocked the sun and there was little to do but sit inside, eat and tell stories’Nathan Brooker’s fantasy dinner party — Fran Lebowitz, James Joyce . . . and George CostanzaThe FT’s House & Home editor invites a motley crew of raconteurs and Seinfeld’s pal to the Italian RivieraLaura Battle’s fantasy dinner — a night of song, scandal and nightingalesThe FT’s deputy books editor invites three outrageous show-offs and two charming diplomats to a dreamy treehouse in ancient English woodlandsLorien Kite’s fantasy dinner party — Billie Holiday and all that jazzThe FT’s deputy Life & Arts editor travels back to 1939 New York for a night of rich conversation and strong cocktailsTony Barber’s fantasy dinner: a 15th-century feast in SardiniaThe FT’s European comment editor assembles a Russian poet, an atheist priest and Shakespeare’s Rosalind for a night of sparkling debateAnthony Lavelle’s fantasy dinner: at sea with Marilyn Monroe and JFKJack Nicholson and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are among the guest of FT Weekend Magazine’s chief sub on the Royal Yacht BritanniaDavid Pilling's fantasy dinner: Bob Dylan and super-TuscansThe FT’s Africa editor invites David Sedaris and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Siena for an Italian cornucopiaLeone Ross’s fantasy dinner: novelists, poets and PrinceAudre Lord, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin have a magical feast on an imaginary archipelagoRowley Leigh’s fantasy dinner: a Freudian French feastThe chef and FT food writer tucks into snipe on toast with Samuel Beckett and Thelonious MonkBryce Elder’s fantasy dinner: Billy Connolly, Frankenstein’s monster and no awkward silences‘Whenever Mikael Jonsson serves something not to my taste, I recognise immediately that the failing is mine and not his’David Cheal’s fantasy dinner — Bowie, the Bard and the blues‘Shakespeare is here to provide a clue to the wellspring of his creativity — a theme of the evening’Joshua Chaffin’s fantasy dinner — Joan Didion, Axl Rose . . . and QAnonThe FT’s New York correspondent gets more than he bargained for when the conspiracy theory’s leader turns upRana Foroohar’s fantasy dinner: a feast beside the Aegean SeaThe FT’s global business columnist gathers writers, a musician, a jeweller and her father for a meal lovingly prepared by her grandmotherOrla Ryan’s fantasy dinner — Elton John and a flying visit from Amelia EarhartThe FT’s Middle East and Africa news editor serves up poitín, political intrigue and rock-star pianoAlice Fishburn’s fantasy dinner: Moses, Muppets and masterpiecesThe FT Weekend Magazine editor takes over the Frick Collection for a gossipy Christmas feastJonathan Derbyshire’s fantasy dinner: philosophy meets jazzMichel de Montaigne is the presiding spirit and Elizabeth David rustles up rustic French cuisineEmma Jacobs’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT’s work and careers columnist gets dressed up for a summer’s night of grilled prawns, champagne and OtisJohn Gapper’s fantasy dinner: Joseph Bazalgette and Rosalind FranklinHis eclectic guests tackle science, art and technology with a striking Victorian backdropCourtney Weaver’s fantasy dinner party: Tina Turner and Marcus AureliusThe FT’s US political correspondent heads to Moscow for a vodka-fuelled blowout Gideon Rachman’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT columnist talks 20th-century history with some of its key figuresBrooke Masters’ fantasy dinner: Carrie Fisher serenades Nikola TeslaThe FT’s opinion and analysis editor whisks her guests away for an evening of French-Indian cuisineSebastian Payne’s fantasy dinner partyMiles Davis and Evelyn Waugh share champagne and oysters on the beachJanan Ganesh’s fantasy dinner partyAboard the Orient Express bound for Venice, the FT columnist and his dream guests swap epigrams, song lyrics — and football tacticsFantasy dinner: Nelson Mandela and Victoria Wood join Henry Mance for a vegan feast The FT’s chief features writer selects the chef, guests, dishes, drinks and location for his ultimate mealKatrina Manson’s fantasy dinner party: Catherine the Great meets William MorrisAn underground gathering of flawed iconoclasts muse on invention and the art of the possibleArthur Conan Doyle, Nile Rodgers, truffle pasta — Claer Barrett's fantasy dinnerThe FT’s personal finance editor selects the chef, guests, dishes, drinks and location for her ultimate supperAlexander Gilmour’s fantasy dinner party: Snoopy kisses Sally RooneyThe FT’s Food & Drink editor selects the chef, dishes, guests and sommelier (guess who?) for his ultimate supperRobert Armstrong’s fantasy dinner party: Julia Child in Studio 54The FT’s US finance editor picks the guests, destination, chef and dishes for his dream supperJim Pickard’s fantasy dinner party: Elizabeth I meets Billy ConnollyThe FT’s chief political correspondent picks the guests, destination, chef and dishes for his dream supperFantasy dinner party: Barbara Pym meets BuffyThe novelist and the TV vampire slayer are among those Isabel Berwick would invite for a picnic on Hampstead HeathJan Dalley’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT’s arts editor picks the guests, venue, chef, dishes, wines and cocktail for her dream supperSimon Kuper’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT columnist selects his perfect venue, food, wine and company for a post-lockdown celebrationPilita Clark’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT business columnist picks the guests, dishes and venue for her dream mealRobert Shrimsley’s fantasy dinner partyThe FT political commentator picks the guests, dishes and venue for his dream mealMartin Wolf’s fantasy dinner partyWho makes the guest list for the FT chief economics commentator’s dream meal?