The 4-Hour 007?

January 10th, 2013 by

I’ve been a fan of Timothy Ferriss ever since he published The 4-Hour Work Week back in 2007, and while I can understand why he might not be to everyone’s taste, his books do actually make you stop and think about things that you may have been taking granted for years; that can never be […]

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How to eat like 007 [Mail Online]

October 21st, 2012 by

The Mail Online today has an article taking a look at James Bond’s favourite foods. Covering such things as scrambled eggs, caviar, dressed crab, roast grouse, smoked salmon and lamb cutlets with asparagus, the article notes that thanks to rationing the meals described by Ian Fleming would have seemed impossible exotic to the average reader […]

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No, Mr Bond, I expect you to dine [The Independent]

May 18th, 2012 by

Although an early reviewer labelled Ian Fleming’s books “sex, snobbery and sadism”, an article in The Independent re-evaluates 007’s relationship with food and drink. The article asks whether rather than being a snob he was instead a prototype foodie, loving to eat local, fresh produce wherever he finds himself in the world and dismissive of […]

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Licence to Cook by Edward Biddulph

March 1st, 2011 by

Licence to Cook

As many of you know I recently published a book about James Bond’s drinks, available from, and While browsing I came across another James Bond related book and ordered it immediately. Licence to Cook was written by Edward Biddulph and contains a selection of recipes from Ian Fleming’s books; it also […]

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Tiptree “Little Scarlet” – James Bond’s strawberry jam

October 7th, 2010 by

For anyone brought up purely on the films, it may come as a surprise that James Bond has a favourite strawberry jam. Buy from Amazon UK or After vodka martinis and the finest vintage Champagnes it doesn’t seem at first glance to be Bond-like at all. But the James Bond books often feature mouth-watering […]

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James Bond recipes: Spaghetti Bolognese

September 25th, 2007 by

At the beginning of the novel Thunderball James Bond is sent to Shrublands health farm by M for a two week stay. Bond has just had his medical and the conclusion of the Chief Medical Officer is that he is off his peak; Bond’s steady diet of martinis and cigarettes, plus his demanding job, is […]

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James Bond recipes: Western Sandwich

February 24th, 2007 by

In Live And Let Die, James Bond orders a Western Sandwich for breakfast in tampa. Find out how to prepare one yourself and dine 007 style.

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Kobe Beef

March 8th, 2006 by

You Only Live Twice sees James Bond try new dining experiences. One of the more appetising descriptions is of Bond and Tiger Tanaka dining out on Kobe beef steaks, which James Bond finds to be without equal. In the book we learn the reason that the highly prized Kobe beef is so expensive. The scene […]

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Chemex coffee maker

February 8th, 2005 by

The Chemex coffee maker is the American designed filter maker used by James Bond in the the book From Russia, With Love.

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