How does James Bond celebrate Christmas? Ian Fleming’s novels contain few clues. Just one adventure – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has events coinciding with the festive period.
James Bond is very particular about his salad dressings. In Moonraker, he pops down to the officers' canteen and mixes a dressing of his own concoction to go with the salad he's ordered.
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.
James Bond's final lunch-time meal at Piz Gloria in the novel of On Her Majesty's Secret Service is necessarily on the heavy side: paté maison, followed by oeufs Gloria, with a cheese tray to finish.
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.
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.
Rooting through my kitchen cupboards the other day, I found a long-lost packet of oyster crackers. Liberated from the Grand Central Oyster Bar, the crackers have a literary connection.
It's a trivial point to consider, but is the bread that Bond has in Macon in Goldfinger a baguette?
Readers may be interesting to learn that on my other Bond-themed website, James Bond memes, I’ve posted a short article about Ian Fleming, the unlikely conservationist.