A letter from Ann Fleming written on 30th December 1960 reveals that the Flemings spent Christmas that year in St Moritz, Switzerland. Reading the letter now, one is struck by similarities with certain passages in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
During the summer, I went on an epic road-trip and retraced James Bond's route in pursuit of Goldfinger from Le Touquet on the north coast of France to Geneva in Switzerland, as described in Ian Fleming's 1959 novel.
The beginning of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service finds James Bond on the beach at Royale-les-Eaux reminiscing about his childhood holidays at the seaside.
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.
In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond asks his taxi driver in Marseille whether the bouillabaisse chez Guido is always as good.
The recipe for scrambled eggs 'James Bond' that appears in '007 in New York' isn't the only recipe to feature in Ian Fleming's books. Another - for 'Monsieur Bon-Bon's Secret Fooj' - can be found in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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.