In the novel of The Spy Who Loved Me, Elvas plums are among the items that Vivienne Michel and her flatmate Susan Duff gather for the party they host at their tiny pad just off the King's Road.
How does James Bond celebrate Christmas? Ian Fleming’s novels contain few clues. Just one adventure – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has events coinciding with the festive period.
I'm not usually one for Halloween, but this year I decided to join in the spooky celebrations - albeit with a Bondian twist.
In the film of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond sits down to dinner with twelve 'gorgeous girls', unwitting agents of Blofeld's scheme to infect the world's crops and livestock with a deadly virus. What do Blofeld's 'angels of death' eat?
A quick plug for the '100 Days of 007 Trivia Challenge', a special quiz series created by the team at the 'The 00 Files' podcast.
James Bond's final lunch-time meal at Piz Gloria in the novel of On Her Majesty's Secret Service is necessarily on the heavy side: paté maison, followed by oeufs Gloria, with a cheese tray to finish.
We know what Colombo likes to eat in For Your Eyes Only - pistachio nuts. What about in 'Risico', Ian Fleming's short story from which the character is taken?
We occasionally see James Bond pick up a restaurant menu in the films, but we are almost never permitted to see what's on it. An exception is Thunderball (1965), where, at the Café Martinique in Nassau, the camera lingers on the menu as Bond orders Beluga caviar.
As the Orient Express rattles through Slovenia in From Russia, With Love (1957), James Bond and Tatiana Romanova sit down in the restaurant car to a breakfast of fried eggs, hard brown bread, and coffee that was mostly chicory.
Though a frequent visitor to France, it's not until John Gardner's eleventh 007 novel, Death is Forever that James Bond is given that most archetypal of French dishes: snails in garlic butter.