Happy Birthday to the late, great Keith Floyd – TV Chef extraordinaire

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It is seven years ago today since great chef Keith Floyd left this mortal earth. The heavy drinking, chain smoking TV personality died from a heart attack hours after a lunch to celebrate being given the all clear from bowel cancer. Some of us will recall that in a bizarre twist a Channel 4 documentary was shown that evening to celebrate his life, Floyd had apparently settled down to watch this when his heart attack occurred. I am glad he didn’t see it. The film wasn’t kind and seemed to ridicule a man clearly in poor health, glossing over the endless hours of wonderful television that had entertained a legion of foodie fans the world over.

Happy Birthday Keith Floyd.

Long may you be remembered for your wonderful wit and enthusiasm, you lived life to the full and inspired a generation to cook, breaking new ground with TV food shows.

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Beautiful Kinsale – Floyd’s home in the 1990s

Here is a piece I wrote about Floyd and his time at one of my favourite locations – Kinsale in Southern Ireland.

Following Floyd’s Footsteps

Enjoy this Youtube clip of the master at work behind the camera. This is one of my favourites…

Keith Floyd and the Ostriches

Happy cooking!

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