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.
Papaya or pawpaw is a 'Bondian' fruit in more ways than one, and having one for breakfast is an easy and inexpensive way to experience the James Bond lifestyle.
Food has provided a few laughs in the James Bond films. We can think of, for example, the bombe surprise in Diamonds Are Forever, where the bombe is actually a bomb. Or there's Q's lunch in GoldenEye.
The official launch of filming of the next James Bond film returned Ian Fleming's master spy to his birthplace at Goldeneye, formerly Ian Fleming's Jamaican retreat where the Bond novels were written.