James Bond food chicken comme chez soi

Chicken ‘comme chez soi’

In John Pearson's 'biography' of James Bond, Bond recalls how, before the war, he and an old school friend, 'Burgler' Brinton, had motored from Geneva to Paris. On the way, they stopped at Mâcon for lunch of poularde 'comme chez soi' and Champagne at the Auberge Bressane.

James Bond food avocado

James Bond introduces the avocado pear

In an article in The Times, journalist Oliver Moody reported on the opening up of the archives of one of the UK's most famous high-street retailers, Marks and Spencer. Looking at some of the foods mentioned, the piece could have been describing James Bond's typical diet, which serves to remind us just how unfamiliar and exotic Bond's food was to the early readers of Ian Fleming's novels.

James Bond food pineapple

Pineapple

A slice of pineapple is the perfect response to the richness of James Bond's main course of lamb cutlets and asparagus with sauce Béarnaise at M's club, Blades, in Moonraker.

James Bond food butter

Butter

Whether spread on hot toast, rolls, or French bread, or melted and poured onto stone crabs or ray wings, butter appears frequently in the James Bond novels. What do the many descriptions of butter tell us about which type James Bond prefers? 

James Bond food western sandwich

Western sandwich

James Bond often has two of something - a double espresso, a double bourbon, a double-0 number. Even his club sandwich, eaten by him in Thunderball, is a double-decker. In Live and Let Die, though, he goes one better.