The Food Programme: Food, James Bond’s food

March 29th, 2021 by

Sunday saw Licence to Cook author Edward Biddulph on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme to talk about the food of James Bond. Programme description We don’t often see James Bond eating in the films, but in the novel food is almost as important as espionage, cocktails, sex, villains and travel. As many await the […]

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James Bond & Friends – Mission Debrief (002 Food)

December 19th, 2019 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Is James Bond a good cook? This week Edward Biddulph returns to the podcast for a special Mission Debrief episode all about the food of Bond. We discuss Bond’s heroic consumption of eggs, the novelty of an avocado in […]

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Scrambled Eggs James Bond

May 20th, 2015 by

While the short story 007 in New York is far from Ian Fleming at his best it does have one thing of interest; James Bond’s own recipe for scrambled eggs, a dish he consumes frequently throughout the books and a particular favourite of his creator, Ian Fleming.

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New Bond food book seeks crowdfunding finance

June 9th, 2014 by

Matt Sherman, who runs the James Bond List on Google Groups and the man behind Spyfest and the organiser of 007 Tours has started a crowdfunding campaign to finance publication and marketing of a new book of James Bond’s food. Eating James Bond: OO7’s Every Last Meal will cover 56 novels and short stories and all the James Bond […]

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James Bond’s food: “American cooking at its rare best”

January 22nd, 2014 by

In the first chapter of Live And Let Die James Bond arrives in New York City where he receives the full red carpet treatment as a guest of the FBI. After being whisked through immigration Bond is being chauffeured to the St Regis hotel where he meets Captain Dexter of the FBI and CIA buddy Felix Leiter, […]

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James Bond’s Christmas

December 25th, 2013 by

In the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service we get to share Christmas Day with 007 after his narrow escape from Piz Gloria. He visits M’s house to report on Blofeld’s activities and is served roast turkey, plum pudding, a small  glass of old Marsala and most of a bottle of a bad Algerian wine that M […]

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James Bond’s Food: dinner with Vesper

December 4th, 2013 by

Right from the start Ian Fleming often treated us to James Bond’s meals in elaborate descriptions that helped label Bond – and Fleming – as either a gourmet or gourmand. The first time we are privy one of 007’s meals is in Casino Royale, when he dines with Vesper Lynd prior to high stakes baccarat against […]

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The Dorchester’s Bond breakfast reviewed

December 4th, 2013 by

The Dorchester has recently been offering a breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon following the hotel’s appearance in the most recent James Bond novel, Solo and it is something I would have loved to experience. Sadly, a flight to London just for breakfast is a little too extravagant and so I’ve had to make do with […]

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James Bond’s drinks: Calvados

October 30th, 2013 by

One of my favourite and most frequently used culinary insights from the James Bond books is the recipe for scrambled eggs from 007 in New York, originally from the US edition of Fleming’s collection of travel writing, Thrilling Cities. Author of the new Bond book Solo, William Boyd, writes his book having been inspired by the […]

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Dorchester hotel offers “Breakfast With Bond”

August 20th, 2013 by

The Dorchester hotel in London is offering “Breakfast With Bond” in Saturday 28th September to coincide with the publication of William Boyd’s James Bond novel Solo. The breakfast appears to be scrambled eggs and bacon from the photo accompanying the announcement on the Dorchester’s website, a meal that 007 eats at any time of the […]

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