One of the oddest things that James Bond eats in Ian Fleming's novels is the half avocado with French dressing in Casino Royale. It's not so much what he eats, but when he eats it.
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.
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’s salad dressing
James Bond is very particular about his salad dressings. In Moonraker, he pops down to the officers' canteen and mixes a dressing of his own concoction to go with the salad he's ordered.
Having narrowly escaped death on the beach near Dover, James Bond and Gala Brand head to a hotel for a restorative bite to eat, including fried soles.
Strawberries in kirsch
While James Bond has some slivers of pineapple to finish his meal at Blades before pitting his wits against Sir Hugo Drax across the card table in Moonraker, M opts for strawberries in kirsch.
Afternoon tea and cucumber sandwiches
In the film of Moonraker, James Bond meets Hugo Drax while afternoon tea is being served. Drax regards the ritual as England's one contribution to Western civilisation
Fleming on smoked salmon
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.
While ordering dinner at his club, Blades, in Moonraker (1955), M is persuaded by the head steward to have a marrow bone after his dessert of strawberries.