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.
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.