Working in partnership with chef Joe Gray we brought a feast of filth to the Secret Garden Party, each course inspired by the physical, biological, ethical, architectural, social, political and temporal dimensions of dirt.

Starter: Earth. Turf Cross Section: Wild Mushroom Risotto, Cress & Edible Grasses w/ Stilton Stones

Desert: Sex. Yonic Vanilla Pannacotta with Phallic Shortbread

Eminent experts accompanied each course, feeding guests with ideas about the nature of dirt, with scientists Zarinah Agnew, Rachel Edwards-Stuart, Aidan Horner, Elizabeth Pisani, and beatboxer Yasson.

This was the second and last time we hosted this utterly original event – read more about the first on New Scientist’s Culture Lab blog and on the Guardian’s science blog.