Each weekend London’s Financial Times newspaper has lunch. Said lunch is an interview between one of the newspaper’s contributors and a notable individual, be it politician, novelist, actor, pop star. The conversation is written up – including details such as how the interviewee ate, sat and generally behaved – and the newspaper picks up the cheque, which is printed at the end of each interview. From this weekend’s Lunch with US financial analyst MEREDITH WHITNEY we learnt, in addition to her financial prowess, that she wore one high-heeled shoe and one runner, barely ate her halibut but ordered a cheese plate anyways, and was once paid $100,000 per hour. There have been over 800 lunches since the column’s inception in 1994. In celebration of the FT’s recent 125th anniversary, there is a compilation book containing 52 carefully selected classic Lunches. One of our favourites is one with competitive cyclist DAVID MILLAR, pictured above. Two bottles of Voigner were consumed and it ended quite drunkenly.