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.
Rooting through my kitchen cupboards the other day, I found a long-lost packet of oyster crackers. Liberated from the Grand Central Oyster Bar, the crackers have a literary connection.
In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 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 for a wedding ring.
It's a trivial point to consider, but is the bread that Bond has in Macon in Goldfinger a baguette?
Readers may be interesting to learn that on my other Bond-themed website, James Bond memes, I’ve posted a short article about Ian Fleming, the unlikely conservationist.
Judging by events in The Living Daylights, Russian defectors have it pretty good when they come over to Britain. Take General Georgi Koskov. He's put up in a large country house, and he is given - by James Bond himself - a hamper full of goodies from Harrods.