007 Food: Soup, black bread, tea and stew

Food: Soup, black bread, tea and stew.

Bond book appearance: Devil May Care (2008).
Bond eats this meal with Scarlett Papava at truck-drivers’ restaurant in Kazan, Russia

Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

‘You’ll have to go the embassy in Moscow after all. It’s the only way. I’ll get us there as fast as I can. We won’t be able to find petrol at night, so we’ll have to stop somewhere and start again in the morning. But we’ll try to find some food once we’re past Kazan.’ Scarlett nodded unhappily, and snuggled down against Bond on the bench seat. He had to wake her for help with the Cyrillic signposts at Kazan, but once they were on the western outskirts they saw a truck-drivers’ restaurant set back from the road.

They sat alone beneath a strip-light, while a large woman brought them soup and black bread with tea. There was some stew afterwards, though neither of them could manage much of it.

‘I can see why there are no other patrons,’ said Bond.

‘It’s not quite what you fantasized about, is it?’ said Scarlett.

‘Not quite.’

Sebastian Faulks: “Devil May Care” (2008)

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