Classic: James Bond Shrimp

Classic: James Bond Shrimp
Photo/Lizzie Munro
Moments after dispatching an encroaching thug in the film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service , James Bond, portrayed by George Lazenby, helps himself to a mouthful of caviar and declares it, “Royal Beluga—north of the Caspian.” Well-versed in Champagne, spirits and women, Bond also has a gourmet’s sensitivy (even if he does occasionally dabble in excess), and his preferences often run to seafood. Though the subject receives less mention in the films, food plays a larger role in many of the James Bond novels penned by Ian Fleming, who endowed his character with his own penchant for classic British cuisine. In Moonraker , during a multicourse dinner with M at Blades, …
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