In an article in The Times, journalist Oliver Moody reported on the opening up of the archives of one of the UK's most famous high-street retailers, Marks and Spencer. Looking at some of the foods mentioned, the piece could have been describing James Bond's typical diet, which serves to remind us just how unfamiliar and exotic Bond's food was to the early readers of Ian Fleming's novels.
Fish food is a surprising item on the list of Bond-related food, but it does make an appearance in a Bond film - The Spy Who Loved Me.
Whether spread on hot toast, rolls, or French bread, or melted and poured onto stone crabs or ray wings, butter appears frequently in the James Bond novels. What do the many descriptions of butter tell us about which type James Bond prefers?
James Bond diet doesn't consist entirely of gourmet dishes, rich sauces and Champagne. In 'For Your Eyes Only', Bond's on survival rations.
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.