Anthony Horowitz's third and final James Bond novel, With a Mind to Kill, takes our hero to Russia. This exciting, page-turner of a novel strips away much of the glamour we normally associate with Bond, and this includes the food,
James Bond's dinner with former British secret agent Madame Sixtine in Anthony Horowitz's second Bond novel, Forever and a Day, is a simple affair: grilled fish, salad, cheese and bread, all washed down with a bottle of the finest Puligny-Montrachet.
Dinner with the mysterious Jeopardy Lane at the Plaza Hotel in New York in Trigger Mortis comprises Caesar salad and grilled sole. Bond orders for both of them and decides to keep the meal simple, eschewing the dishes pretentiously named in French that are liable to be overcooked.
James Bond realises there's something fishy about the waiters serving dinner onboard the ocean liner at the conclusion of Diamonds Are Forever when one of the waiters, Mr Wint, fails to recognise that the Château Mouton Rothschild he presents to Bond is a claret.
Not for the first time, I'm somewhat puzzled by the food of Roger Moore's James Bond. In A View To A Kill, there are reasons for suspecting that Bond didn't make the quiche des cabinet himself. In Octopussy, I'm struggling to see how the sheep's head, served to him at a dinner hosted by Afghan prince Kamal Khan, could have been stuffed.
Curried goat is considered to be one of the national dishes of Jamaica. We are not told in the books whether James Bond ever has a meal of curried goat, but we know that it made a regular appearance at Ian Fleming's Jamaican home, Goldeneye.
Like many people at this time of year, I've been wondering what to do with all the left-over Christmas turkey and ham. I decided to cook up a dish of turkey with couscous, having been inspired by a meal consumed in Raymond Benson's James Bond novel, Doubleshot,
How does James Bond kill time in Berlin before attempting to kill a KGB sniper? In the short story “The Living Daylights”, we find out.
Poor Q. There he is, in No Time To Die, preparing a romantic meal at his London home, when James Bond and Moneypenny appear at the front door. For Q, it seems to be a case of no time to cook.
No Time To Die shows Bond doing something we haven't seen him do since A View To A Kill: cook some food, in this case French-style pancakes or crêpes.