Whether spread on hot toast, rolls, or French bread, or melted and poured onto stone crabs or ray wings, butter appears frequently in the James Bond novels. What do the many descriptions of butter tell us about which type James Bond prefers?
I'm not usually one for Halloween, but this year I decided to join in the spooky celebrations - albeit with a Bondian twist.
The ragout that James Bond finds so delicious in From Russia, With Love is a simple rustic dish served in a gypsy camp on the outskirts of Istanbul.
As the Orient Express rattles through Slovenia in From Russia, With Love (1957), James Bond and Tatiana Romanova sit down in the restaurant car to a breakfast of fried eggs, hard brown bread, and coffee that was mostly chicory.
While Kerim Bey tucks into steak tartare in Istanbul's Spice Bazaar, James Bond enjoys a doner kebab
How does one maintain one's stamina for making love? The answer, Kerim Bey reveals to James Bond over lunch in Istanbul's Spice Bazaar in From Russia, with Love, is steak tartare, which Kerim apparently eats every day.