James Bond food pork and beans

Pork and beans

The novel of Dr No shows that James Bond can rough it when he needs to. Quarrel forages through the detritus of an abandoned hut and finds tins of Heinz pork and beans, which make for a welcome evening meal. 

James Bond food poor man's thing rum punch

Poor man’s thing (rum punch)

Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was born on this day (28th May) in 1908. To mark the occasion, I've prepared a rum punch inspired by a concoction known as 'poor man's thing' that Ian Fleming used to serve to guests at the end of their stay at Goldeneye, his winter home in Jamaica.

James Bond Food bobotie

Bobotie

In Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche, James Bond visits the home in Cape Town of police officer Bheka Jourdaan, and is offered a plate of homemade bobotie with sambal sauce. The dish reminds Bond of shepherd's pie and is tastier than any pie he's ever had in England.

James Bond Food cassoulet

Cassoulet

In Christopher Wood's novelisation of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Bond discovers tins of cassoulet in a cupboard in a mountain hut in Chamonix. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a chance to sample any of them, as he is ambushed by some men who want to kill him.