A Final Farewell to Keith Ffloyd, Legend of the Culinary World

I was very saddened by the news today that Keith Floyd has died of a heart attack at the age of 65. Back in the 80s the flamboyant, one-of-a-kind television chef breathed new life into cooking shows with his fantastic, somewhat eccentric, personality, taking the stuffiness out of cooking and making it fun and accessible. He was much loved by the culinary world and will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Here’s a clip of classic Floyd in action, courtesy of the BBC:



  1. twobarkingdogs
    September 16, 2009 / 1:47 am

    I loved watching all of his shoes "Floyd on … " He was a mess when he was drinking, but he always was entertaining. A shame he's gone.

  2. James
    September 16, 2009 / 8:09 am

    Very sad news indeed. I think we chould all find a classic Floyd recipe and recreate it in his memory, and enjoy with a glass of red wine.

  3. Julia
    September 16, 2009 / 8:41 am

    A shame indeed, twobarkingdogs.

    James, I'll drink to that.

  4. Alexx
    September 16, 2009 / 6:57 pm

    I like the idea of a Floyd recipe memorial cook-off! I was also sad to hear this news, he was inspiring and such a character

  5. Janice
    September 16, 2009 / 7:59 pm

    From the moment you heard the theme tune by the Stranglers you knew you were in for a different approach to food and cooking. My favourite series was the one he did in the USA, there were some brilliant scenes, he was totally fearless and irreverant – such an entertainer. RIP Keith

  6. Ruchira
    September 17, 2009 / 10:07 am

    While I'm pretty sad that Floyd has passed on, I have to say he was the WORST cook regarding Indian food. I mean who in the world would add 2 tblsps of turmeric or chilli powder to anything? I think he really ruined the way the way English looked at Indian cooking. Nonetheless, here's to a man who tried.

  7. fiona
    September 17, 2009 / 3:50 pm

    This is really sad – away for a few days and not seeing the news at all!!!

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