On 28th May, my good friend and fellow Bond aficiondo, David Lowbridge-Ellis, who runs the excellent 'Licence to Queer' website, will host 'Donate Another Day', a day of back-to-back viewings of Pierce Brosnan's Bond films.
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.
Borscht, the famous Eastern European beetroot-based soup, has the distinction of being mentioned in two James Bond films: The Living Daylights and GoldenEye.
Poor man’s thing (rum punch)
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.
GoldenEye: ‘That’s my lunch!’
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.
Bond 25 launch: a Jamaican breakfast
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.