I rediscovered a booklet of recipes that came with Tex's range of seasonings, One of the recipes caught my eye: 007 Jamaican Curry Mutton.
Back in October and November 2013, London's Dorchester Hotel was offering a 'Solo' breakfast in celebration of the publication of William Boyd's James Bond novel, Solo. The book begins with Bond eating breakfast at the hotel.
We know that James Bond loves smoked salmon, and it comes as little surprise that he shares his taste of smoked salmon with his creator, Ian Fleming.
James Bond doesn't eat much during his film adventures, but food does appear in the films, albeit in the background. Take Live and Let Die (1973), for example.
Which well-known fictional character goes into the kitchen and cooks himself Canadian bacon, scrambled eggs and toast, all to be washed down with coffee? If you thought James Bond, then you’d be wrong.
Can the James Bond novels be used as historical documents, a reliable source of information on people, places, and events? Almost certainly, given Ian Fleming’s journalistic background and his determination to get factual details right.
A trip to New York last year gave me the chance to look up a few of the locations mentioned in Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and ‘007 in New York’ and experience something of James Bond’s adventures – particularly gastronomic – in the city.