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Aug 20, 2014 01:48 PM

Who would you like to dine with?

Other than your Family who would you love to dine with if you could? My list is as follows:

Amanda Frietag
John Maxwell
Bill Cosby
Colin Powell
Jack Welch
Heston Blumenthal
Wolfgang Puck
Nancy Silverton
Paul Qui
Warren Buffet

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    1. George Washington
      Thomas Jefferson
      Bill & Melinda Gates
      George H.W. Bush
      Gloria Steinem
      Tom Colicchio
      Suzy Fenniger
      Nora Ephron
      Leonard Bernstein
      Bruce Springsteen
      Martin Luther King
      Bill & Hill Clinton
      Garrison Keillor
      Molly Ivins

      Just a few that come to mind.

      1. David Bowie
        Albert Einstein
        Richard Dawkins
        George Carlin
        Ella Fitzgerald
        Anthony Bourdain
        Dan Savage
        Trey Parker & Matt Jones
        Jon Hamm (I'll save that one for dessert)

        I think my list could use more women....

        11 Replies
        1. re: linguafood

          Well, will women really want to come if Richard Dawkins is there? :)

          Dawkins used to be interesting, but my how things have changed. I love this recent bit from the Daily Mash:

          1. re: Lizard

            Nice that the UK has a site similar to The Onion over here in the US. If I didn't know that, I'd have thought Dawkins had gone completely round the bend. Well-written, though.

            1. re: Lizard

              Ha! Love the "Milfs of Waitrose" calendar. And I only get that b/c I was recently in London.

              1. re: linguafood

                Waitrose is my favourite supermarket. Although not as much as John Lewis (same group) is my favourite department store. Great cafe for people watching, ya know. Love the idea of a Waitrose calendar - "vintage bintage", eh.

              2. re: Lizard

                Do you mean Richard Dawson, of family feud?

                1. re: TroyTempest

                  Pretty sure she meant Dawkins. He can be a bit of a sourpuss.

                  1. re: linguafood

                    I should have read the entire post. What a rube i must appear to be ;)

                2. re: Lizard

                  I just read the list of names. While we didn't dine together, I did have a conversation with Garrison Keillor at an event a few years ago. I think like many writer/performers he is why because he was a bit standoffish.

                3. re: linguafood

                  On that note, I'll add

                  Dorothy Parker
                  David Sedaris (how could I forget DS!)

                  1. re: linguafood

                    Of course, given Ms. Parker's predilections, she might not make it to the entrée. That witticism of hers about the number of martinis consumed and the inevitable result springs to mind.

                    1. re: mcsheridan

                      That's ok. I can be a top if necessary '-D

                4. Socrates
                  Billy the Kid
                  Genghis Khan
                  Sigmund Freud
                  Joan of Arc
                  George Carlin

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: jammy

                    If you add Steven King, Beetlejuice and Orillia Heinz I will buy ALL the wine and hand wash the dishes at the end of the party.

                      1. re: cowboyardee

                        So Joan is invited, but not her husband Noah. (My kids loved that movie, I had it nearly memorized back in the day.)

                    1. Caligula
                      Lucretia Borge

                      May as well make it exciting.