Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rest in Peace Keith Floyd

On Monday 14th September 2009 the world lost a great man, one of the greatest television cooks of the twentieth century and an inspiration to me as I grew up in the 1980's.

Keith Floyd was my childhood food hero. He wasn't stuffy like all the other presenters; he was wild and raucous, he insulted the cameraman, botched up recipes and was insulted by little old French ladies, all the while holding a glass of wine and looking progressively less sober as the program continued.

He had a great passion for food and through his roguish charm he entranced my boyhood self with his visits to kitchens in France and Spain.

Here are some videos of the man himself, I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Rest in peace Mr. Floyd.

Old school pizzas...

Being told off...

Liver dumplings...

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