James Bond food weisswurst


In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963), James Bond consumes mounds of Weisswurst, washed down with four steins of beer, at the Franziskaner Keller in Munich in the company of a taxi-driver who has driven Bond around the city as he searches for a wedding ring. The meal is both a celebration of a successful purchase and an impromptu bachelor party on the eve of James’s wedding.

Last summer, I happened to be in Geneva, and discovered that, in an area of food stalls at one end of the Pont du Mont Blanc (itself a Bondian literary location), Weisswurst was on the menu. I was reminded of Bond’s meal, and naturally ordered some, along with a glass of beer.

Weisswurst is a traditional Bavarian sausage. It is, of course, white, and is made from minced veal and bacon and flavoured with herbs and spices.

I couldn’t manage the quantities that Bond has (not least because Geneva is a very expensive city), but I nevertheless felt that I had got a taste of Bond’s stag party.

2 thoughts on “Weisswurst

  1. Mark Byfield says:

    Well done mate! Keep up the good work!
    Nice to read something tasty rather than whats on offer now!

    Ps… I must read it again…
    I’m watch fan and have been looking at Bonds watches

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