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.
Papaya or pawpaw is a 'Bondian' fruit in more ways than one, and having one for breakfast is an easy and inexpensive way to experience the James Bond lifestyle.
How does a nation make the most of its food resources? How does it ensure that people have enough to eat? How does it keep livestock safe? These are the questions that Ian Fleming addressed in an article in the Daily Gleaner in 1948.
At the end of For Your Eyes Only, we see Mrs Thatcher in her kitchen in the course of preparing a meal. What else do we see in the kitchen, and how representative was it of Margaret Thatcher's actual kitchen?
Café complet is the classic French breakfast. It's simple, quick and elegant, and has the distinction of being eaten both by the literary and cinematic James Bond.