Here's proof. Take this excerpt from Goldfinger: “With ceremony, a wide silver dish of crabs, big ones, their shells and claws broken, was placed in the middle of the table. A silver sauceboat brimming with melted butter and a long rack of toast was put beside each of their plates. The tankards of champagne frothed pink…The meat of the stone crabs was the tenderest, sweetest shellfish he had ever tasted. It was perfectly set off by the dry toast and slightly burned taste of the melted butter.” Bond starts meals with Beluga caviar; eats avocados with French dressing long before avocado mania; even eats live, still-wriggling lobster in You Only Live Twice. Bond is, for lack of a more Bond-ian word, a foodie.
Though adventurous with his orders, Bond loves one food more than all others: eggs. “Breakfast was Bond’s favorite meal of the day,” Fleming writes in From Russia with Love. It’s a hearty start to the day, typically consisting of bacon, black coffee, chilled orange juice, toast, marmalade and eggs—usually scrambled, though Bond is known to enjoy a late-night Eggs Benedict every now and then. Here, six passages expound on Bond’s love of eggs—including a recipe for Eggs “James Bond,” which Fleming printed in the short story 007 in New York.
1. Live and Let Die: Bond begins his investigation of Mr. Big's treasure-smuggling scheme on a remote Jamaican island—but first, some breakfast. “Paw-paw with a slice of green lime, a dish piled with red bananas, purple star-apples and tangerines, scrambled eggs and bacon, Blue Mountain coffee—the most delicious in the world—Jamaican marmalade, almost black, and guava jelly. As Bond, wearing shorts and sandals, had his breakfast on the veranda and gazed down on the sunlit panorama of Kingston and Port Royal, he thought how lucky he was and what wonderful moments of consolation there were for the darkness and danger of his profession.”