One of the oddest things that James Bond eats in Ian Fleming's novels is the half avocado with French dressing in Casino Royale. It's not so much what he eats, but when he eats it.
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.
How does a nation make the most of its food resources? How does it ensure that people have enough to eat? How does it keep livestock safe? These are the questions that Ian Fleming addressed in an article in the Daily Gleaner in 1948.
Dinner at Dr No's is a rather formal affair with a suitably sophisticated menu to match.
In Dr No, James Bond enjoy broiled lobster and rare steak with native vegetables. This recipe is inspired by one from the Sunday Gleaner published just days after Ian Fleming returned to London from carrying the first draft of Dr No.
Breakfast for Quarrel in Dr No is saltfish and ackee and a tot of rum. James Bond thinks it's tough stuff to start one's day on, but for Quarrel, it's most refreshing.
The breakfast that James Bond tucks into in the novel Dr No is the closest he gets in the books to a 'full English'.