Poor Octopussy. First, Major Dexter Smythe force-feeds it a deadly scorpion fish just to see how it would fare, then two fishermen kill it with the major's spear and have it for supper.
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.
Driving across town to Ourobouros Inc. James Bond listens to Felix Leiter talk about the patrons of Aunt Milly's Place in St Petersburg that mumble over their corn-beef hash and cheeseburgers.
From a hotel in Munich in OHMSS, Tracy di Vincenzo calls James Bond and mentions her evening meal that includes saddle of roebuck with a smitane sauce.
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.
Quails' eggs and seaweed, like café complet or figs and yoghurt, is a combination that is mentioned in both the literary and cinematic adventures of James Bond.
There's no doubt about it: Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce is the sauce of Bond villains.
Patricia Fearing saves James Bond twice when he's trapped on 'the rack' in Thunderball: first from the traction machine itself, the second time from the threat of dandelion tea.
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.
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.