James Bond food Swiss cheeses

Swiss cheese tray

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.

James Bond food poor man's thing rum punch

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.

James Bond food Live and Let Die breakfast

Papaya

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.

James Bond food Gleaner

Ian Fleming’s food manifesto

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.

James Bond Food oyster crackers

Oyster crackers

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.

James Bond Food layer cake

Layer cake

No, this post isn't about the Daniel Craig caper that so impressed the producers of the Bond films, but, rather, about the cake that's mentioned in 'Quantum of Solace', one of the short stories in For Your Eyes Only