Some pretty awesome images of Daniel Craig in James Bond mode emerged over the weekend. One of them pictured him with a spear-gun, while in another he holds a couple of freshly-caught fish - red snapper by the look of 'em, and large ones at that.
The official launch of filming of the next James Bond film returned Ian Fleming's master spy to his birthplace at Goldeneye, formerly Ian Fleming's Jamaican retreat where the Bond novels were written.
James Bond may not eat remotely as much in the films as he does in the books, but food nevertheless plays a role in the films, typically as set dressing, and, in the case of The Living Daylights, appears in relative abundance.
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.