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Lunch with Magnus Carlsen - Oslo's Dinner Bar and Restaurant

Kaye Martindale talks to Magnus Carlsen over a plate of the world chess champion’s beloved “spicy food” at Oslo’s Dinner Bar & Restaurant. She writes: “Today he’s decided to embrace the stimulating effect of chillies and has chosen the Szechuan Chilli-pepper Kam Kon Pot. His agent Espen tells me we don’t have time for more than one course as Magnus is off to play an exhibition game"

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Lunch with Benedict Floyd at Rivington Grill, Dubai

Sandra Tinari talks to Art Dubai CEO Benedict Floyd over mackerel salad and Welsh rarebit ahead of the 2015 edition of the art fair this month. She says: “Floyd’s choice of venue – the laidback, somewhat irreverent Rivington Bar & Grill at Dubai’s charming Souk Madinat Jumeirah – was the first clue that I might have been too hasty to reach any conclusions about him”

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Lunch with Cerys Matthews at Zing, London

Kaye Martindale talks to the BBC 6 Music DJ about being a teenage rock star, throwing an axe, and keeping chillies in her bag at all times. She says: “My family follows a tradition of eating breakfast while listening to Cerys Mathews on the BBC radio station, 6 Music. So going to meet her at Zing, an Indian restaurant in London, felt like meeting up with an old friend.”

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Lunch with Leo Green, Little Italy, London

He’s played saxophone for Jerry Lee Lewis, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and more, but don’t ask him how it all happened, he’s not quite sure.

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Lunch with Ha-Joon Chang at Sala Thong, Cambridge

The celebrated economist is on a mission to help the masses understand economics.

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Lunch with Tom Sellers at Story, London

We meet the UK’s most talked about chef at his Michelin-starred London restaurant, Story.

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Lunch with Annie Nightingale at The Engineer, London

Forty-five years after she convinced the BBC to hire her as the first female broadcaster on BBC Radio 1, Annie Nightingale MBE is the station’s longest serving presenter.

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Lunch with Ian Rankin at Ondine, Edinburgh

A regular on international bestseller lists, Scottish novelist Ian Rankin is responsible for creating one of the crime genre’s best-loved and enduring protagonists. We spoke to the author over lunch at Ondine in Edinburgh.

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Lunch with Efe Cakarel, Little Social, London

Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of subscription film streaming service MUBI, is determined to deliver the best of independent cinema to the world.

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Lunch with Michael Trainer, Cafe Gratitude, Los Angeles

Michael Trainer, the founder of Peak Mind, is not your average entrepreneur.

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Lunch with Jo Malone, Scott's, London

The British fragrance queen explains her extraordinary journey to success, over lunch at Scott’s in London.

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Lunch with Nick Walker, The Galley, Bristol

The man who once sold US$1.5 million of art in a single day now spends much of his time on the road, launching exhibitions and discussing new projects.

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Lunch with Helen Sharman at Ognisko, London

Twenty-five years ago Dr Helen Sharman made history when she became the first Briton in space. We spoke to the scientist over lunch at Ognisko in London.

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Lunch with Pico Iyer

The British-born novelist on the life of a writer, a childhood spent on the move, and the fear of losing his reckless streak.

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Lunch with Simon Rogan at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Kaye Martindale talks to Simon Rogan, one of the UK’s most creative chefs, over a plate of ragu at Manchester’s The Cornerhouse. Its restaurant’s head chef, Carlton Anglin, is faced with the daunting task of cooking for a man whose restaurants have a total of three Michelin stars, and include Lake District destination restaurant, L’Enclume

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Lunch with Jo Nesbø at Aymara, Oslo

Kaye Martindale talks to best-selling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø over scallops, monkfish and a pisco sour at his friend’s Oslo restaurant, Aymara. She says: “We are in Aymara, a finely realised restaurant, named after the native Aymara people of the Andean region of South America. Every detail has been carefully tended to in order to ensure the perfect balance between Mayan aesthetics and contemporary style"

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Lunch with Dynamo, Hutong, London

Urban illusionist Dynamo makes people laugh, scream and cry. Sometimes he even makes them faint too. Just what would he do at lunch?

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Lunch with William Skidelsky, St John, London

William Skidelsky has recovered from a 10-year obsession with Roger Federer by writing a book about his fascination with the tennis legend. Gareth Rees talks to the author of Federer And Me over lunch at London’s St John.

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Lunch with Gilles Peterson at Primeur, London

The DJ, broadcaster, label boss and record collector emerged from the Acid Jazz subculture of the 1980s to become a stalwart of BBC Radio.

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Lunch with André Fu at Café Gray Deluxe, Hong Kong

Asia’s design ace talks interiors at Café Gray Deluxe in the home of his best-known creation, Hong Kong hotel The Upper House.

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Lunch with Kailash Satyarthi at Delhi 'O' Delhi

Nobel Peace Prize winner and children’s rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi has literally saved the lives of thousands of his countrymen. We spoke to Harvard University’s Humanitarian of The Year over lunch at Delhi ‘O’ Delhi.

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Lunch With Gordon Ramsay, Bread St Kitchen

With 36 restaurants, 16 Michelin stars, countless TV credits and more than a few curse words, he’s been a full-frontal assault on the culinary world for 28 years.

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Lunch with Michael Trainer, Cafe Gratitude, Los Angeles

Michael Trainer, the founder of Peak Mind, is not your average entrepreneur.

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Lunch with Raghu Rai, Olive Bar, Delhi

Rai has made a name for himself as India’s most defining photographer, somehow capturing the extremes and vividness of his homeland like no other.

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Lunch with Richard McLaren, Petit Trois, Los Angeles

The celebrity photographer discusses a career snapping everyone from Nelson Mandela to Tina Turner over lunch at LA’s Petit Trios.

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Lunch with Nathan Outlaw, Appleton's, North Cornwall

We meet the British chef who recently relaunched Al Mahara in Burj Al Arab, over lunch at Appleton’s at the Vineyard in North Cornwall.

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Lunch with James Gay-Rees at Ember's Yard, London

We meet the British film producer behind Senna, Amy and Supersonic for tapas at Soho’s Ember Yard.

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Lunch with AR Rahman

Forget about the Oscars and the Golden Globes. For musician AR Rahman, it’s not the fame but the faith that really inspires him.

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