Keith Floyd goes to his last restaurant

September 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Keith Floyd isn’t very well known by today’s celebrity standards, outside of the UK and those of use who get BBC programs, but I am very fond of him and his shows.

Keith was one of the early celebrity TV chefs,  starting his career in the 70s, and he was a card. Always dapper in Europe (cross between James Bond, an aristocratic pimp and schoolboy maitre d’, he drove a convertible if he could) and increasingly dishevelled in hotter climates. Keith went everywhere the BBC sent him. He visited far nations, inner villages, royalty, celebrities, docks, fields, cellars…anywhere that had space for his glass of bevy and a stovetop. He had a fast and casual way with cooking, very aware that time was limited, and his speedy speech ensured you had to pay attention. He poked fun at everybody including himself and was not afraid to show his failures. He didn’t take too much to nosh being posh. He’s cooked with chefs and housewives and he loved the good life.

Keith Floyd was a true travelling gourmand. I’m a bit saddened by his passing but delighted he left a chatty, witty legacy of the food scene over the last four decades.

Links: Keith’s website, autobiography series and Times article.

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