Quiz: test your knowledge of Lunch with the FT

For 25 years, we’ve invited Hollywood stars, billionaires and politicians to lunch — do you remember the standout moments?

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Lunch with the FT series and the publication of Lunch with the FT: A Second Helping, a collection of 42 must-read interviews, we’ve looked into the archive and produced a set of questions that should be a robust test of how well you know Lunch with the FT. So tuck in — and please share your score on social media; we’d like to know how you get on!

Question 1 of 10

James Ferguson

Which interviewee chose to host their lunch at a private members’ club they had previously been barred from entering?

Question 2 of 10

James Ferguson

Who, at the end of their lunch, asked for a doggy bag for their leftover chicken?

Question 3 of 10

James Ferguson

Which lunch interviewee survived 10 years in a Russian gulag?

Question 4 of 10

James Ferguson

The most expensive bottle of wine yet consumed at Lunch is a Château Palmer, at £580. What was the vintage?

Question 5 of 10

James Ferguson

Who said this? “The true tenets of wellness are all free.”

Question 6 of 10

James Ferguson

Which interviewee used to take up to 250 pills a day — and took 30 the morning of his Breakfast with the FT?

Question 7 of 10

James Ferguson

Which Chinese billionaire business person said this? “When I was a kid, my parents always told me that business is trust and trust is business.”

Question 8 of 10

James Ferguson

Four recent Lunches with Wimbledon champions were completely teetotal. But for which tennis star was Lunch strictly gluten, dairy and sugar free?

Question 9 of 10

James Ferguson

Who claimed to do most of their writing work “in their sleep”?

Question 10 of 10

James Ferguson

Which comedian booked Lunch with the FT at a strip club, but said he came there for the Caesar salad?

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