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.
Ian Fleming was ahead of the curve when it came to food: his James Bond books described dishes and food items, such as spaghetti Bolognese, curry and avocados, that had yet to be incorporated into mainstream culinary habits. To that list we can add garlic bread.
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
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.