Attention Los Angeles Bond fans! The LA Weekly (via MI6) reports that the the Culinary Historians of Southern California will host the event "Bond Appetit: James Bond, Foodie" this Saturday, December 11th, at 10:30 AM at the Downtown Central Library (Mark Taper Auditorium). The Weekly describes the event thusly:
With inspiration from the writings of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, as well as the movie series and period cookbooks, food historian Linda Civitello will guide you through what cuisine the spy could have paired with his famous "shaken, not stirred" martini.That sounds really cool! I'll definitely be there as long as I can get myself up that early on a Saturday morning... A reception with refreshments (presumably themed) follows the event.
Civitello tells us, "James Bond and his creator, Ian Fleming, were world travelers and enjoyed food. Bond always ate locally -- except that he was in exotic locales. Fleming kept notes on restaurants he ate in when he traveled, including when he came to Los Angeles."
As for what graced Fleming's (and Bond's) plate, she says: "I will do a taste profile of Bond food preferences using sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, and other flavors."