Poor Octopussy. First, Major Dexter Smythe force-feeds it a deadly scorpion fish just to see how it would fare, then two fishermen kill it with the major's spear and have it for supper.
Though a frequent visitor to France, it's not until John Gardner's eleventh 007 novel, Death is Forever that James Bond is given that most archetypal of French dishes: snails in garlic butter.
The novel of Dr No shows that James Bond can rough it when he needs to. Quarrel forages through the detritus of an abandoned hut and finds tins of Heinz pork and beans, which make for a welcome evening meal.
Driving across town to Ourobouros Inc. James Bond listens to Felix Leiter talk about the patrons of Aunt Milly's Place in St Petersburg that mumble over their corn-beef hash and cheeseburgers.
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.
Quails' eggs and seaweed, like café complet or figs and yoghurt, is a combination that is mentioned in both the literary and cinematic adventures of James Bond.
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.
There's no doubt about it: Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce is the sauce of Bond villains.
At the end of For Your Eyes Only, we see Mrs Thatcher in her kitchen in the course of preparing a meal. What else do we see in the kitchen, and how representative was it of Margaret Thatcher's actual kitchen?
Patricia Fearing saves James Bond twice when he's trapped on 'the rack' in Thunderball: first from the traction machine itself, the second time from the threat of dandelion tea.