Always willing to sample the essential flavours of the places he visits, James Bond happily consumes a plate of fried chicken Maryland at New York’s Ma Frazier’s in Live and Let Die.
In Quantum of Solace, a list of three items is painted on the wall outside a Bolivian bar: arbejas (peas), porotos (cranberry or borlotti beans) and lentejas (lentils).
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.
What do American gangsters eat? Spaghetti, according to James Bond in Diamonds are Forever. Felix Leiter thinks so too
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)?