In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond asks his taxi driver in Marseille whether the bouillabaisse chez Guido is always as good.
When Felix Leiter orders brizzola for James Bond in upmarket New York restaurant Sardi's in Diamonds are Forever (1956), Ian Fleming must have guessed that the dish, virtually unknown in the UK, would leave his British readers puzzled. He therefore allowed Leiter to provide a description for the readers' benefit: 'Beef, straight-cut across the bone. … Continue reading What is brizzola (as featured in Diamonds are Forever)?
Live and Let Die provides a opportunity to look round James Bond's kitchen. What does the kitchen tell us about the spy who lives there?
The recipe for scrambled eggs 'James Bond' that appears in '007 in New York' isn't the only recipe to feature in Ian Fleming's books. Another - for 'Monsieur Bon-Bon's Secret Fooj' - can be found in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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.