I rediscovered a booklet of recipes that came with Tex's range of seasonings, One of the recipes caught my eye: 007 Jamaican Curry Mutton.
Rice and peas accompany the stuffed suckling-pig that James Bond imagines is being served at the Thunderbird hotel while he is hunting down Scaramanga in a mangrove swamp in the Jamaican-set The Man with the Golden Gun.
We know that James Bond loves smoked salmon, and it comes as little surprise that he shares his taste of smoked salmon with his creator, Ian Fleming.
A trip to New York last year gave me the chance to look up a few of the locations mentioned in Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and ‘007 in New York’ and experience something of James Bond’s adventures – particularly gastronomic – in the city.
James Bond’s fondness for scrambled eggs is well-known to readers of the novels, and in the short story ‘007 in New York’, Bond is even given his own scrambled eggs recipe. But what’s the origin of this recipe?
During his pursuit of Goldfinger through France, James Bond consults 'his Michelin' on several occasions, using it to plan his route and look up places to eat and stay. It's highly likely that Bond has with him the Michelin Guide, the famous red book that has long been the bible for motorists and gastronomes visiting the country.