Wednesday, 16 September 2009

RIP Keith Floyd

Just a quick note to mark the passing of Keith Floyd, who died Monday at the age of 65 from a heart attack.

Floyd was the orginal food punk, cooking glass in hand with a devil-may-care attitude while Anthony Bourdain was still washing dishes (no disrespect to Tony.)

I first encountered Floyd on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen, where re-runs of his mediterrean adventures ran at just about the same time as my own, latent relationship with cooking was starting to develop.

He embodied a relaxed, fun and creative approach to cooking, emulated today by chefs such as Jamie Oliver (one of Floyd's most vocal eulogisers) and played a part in taking alot of the starch out of British food culture.

Cheers Keith.



Blogger Wily Geist said...

If you think about Keith,he was more honest, about food then the latest crop of celebrity chefs. I still remember when he cooked an omelet in competition with a little old French lady. When the little old lady told him that his omelet was crap,he admitted that she was right.

8 April 2013 at 01:30  

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