Farewell Floyd: Food Blogging Event

September 17th, 2009

Farewell Floyd

In place of this month’s ‘In the Bag’ I’ve teamed up with one of the newest bloggers on the block, James from Back to the Chopping Board, to bring you a food blogging farewell to Keith Floyd.

James came up with the brilliant idea of us all cooking a meal in tribute to the much-loved chef and so between us we’ve come up with this event, which we hope you’ll all want to be a part of.

So, here’s the idea:

Cook up either:

- a classic Keith Floyd recipe
- an adapted Keith Floyd recipe
- a recipe of your own design inspired by, and in tribute to, Keith Floyd

then blog about it, with a link back to this post and James’ post, then we’ll do a round up at the end.

Email: farewellfloyd@googlemail.com
Closing date: 17th October 2009

UPDATE: Closing date extended to 25th October and the best 3 entries will receive a copy of the newly re-printed ‘Floyd’s Food’, courtesy of Absolute Press.

Have lots of fun and don’t forget to raise your glasses to Keith.

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    23 Responses to “Farewell Floyd: Food Blogging Event”

    1. Fiona Beckett Says:

      Great idea! I was leafing through my copy of Floyd on France and thinking of trying one or two dishes anyway. Which obviously must include copious amounts of wine . . . What fun!

    2. Robert McIntosh Says:

      well, while you're all cooking, I'll just drink the wines :)

    3. colehillkitchen Says:

      Brilliant idea – fitting to pay tribute with his own recipes (or inspired by them), an institution of British cooking has gone. xxx

    4. The Yorkshire Foodie Says:

      What an excellent idea – can't wait to dig out the old recipe books, reminisce about the great man and drink to his memory

    5. Pumpy Says:

      I think its a good idea, I will copy Robert!!!! xx

    6. Janice Says:

      Gosh don't know if I have a Floyd book any more. I loved the programme but rarely cooked the recipes. Will go web searching and see what I can find.

    7. Anne Says:

      A great idea Julia, I have a couple of his books and was already thinking along the lines of doing a special post, will be good for the blogging community to take part and celebrate Keith's life :)

    8. Jan Says:

      Great idea!

    9. Julia Says:

      Oh fab, this is going to be so much fun! Boy, am I looking forward to this round-up.

    10. spike Says:

      Ah, Floydy, I met him a few times in Spain and he was invariably merry! As was I !! Totally unpretentious guy and totally unpretentious cooking. Can't wait to delve into the back catalogue…..Great idea and thanks to Matkiwi via Twitter for the link.

    11. Weekend Carnivore Says:

      Cool idea. I just made one of his recipes for my blog at – http://weekendcarnivore.com . Finding a vegetarian recipe to do was a challenge!

    12. spike Says:

      Weekend Carnivore – what an interesting idea. Try his Leek Pie with stewed haricot beans on the side (both from Floyd on France)

    13. Weekend Carnivore Says:

      Spike..I will look into that. I was looking at doing a braised celery recipe of his that I saw. I do think celery is overlooked as a dish in its own right. Only to see that he cooked it in veal stock! That is about as far from vegetarian as you can get..lol.

    14. Spike Says:

      Ah, now Gregg Wallace has a killer recipe for braised celery – in fact I think his "Veg" book is one of my top 5 favourites of any cookery book, as well as being a mine of information. Enjoy! Spike

    15. ginandcrumpets Says:

      This is a lovely idea. If I wasn't about to go away I'd roll out the quiche loraine that I learnt to make from Floyd on France. I made it about 10 times one summer holiday. So tasty.

    16. James Says:

      Can't wait to see what everyone does!!

    17. tamara Says:

      Thank you for the suggestion we had a great night yesterday cooking over our camp-fire in a toast to Floyd.

      http://bramptondeli.blogspot.com/2009/09/floyds-chuck-wagon-pork-beans.html

    18. Julia Says:

      Great entry Tamara!

    19. Cool Lassi(e) Says:

      Awesome! I've just posted an adapted version of one of his Mediterranean recipes. It just turned out so delicious!

      http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/2009/10/chicken-tagine-with-butternut-basmati.html

    20. Ailbhe Says:

      Finally managed yesterday to post our tribute meal to a great cook

    21. Springtime Says:

      I'm so glad to see an extension to this 'In the Bag', I can't wait to dig out our old copy of Floyd and have a go!

    22. Giles - Anyone For Seconds? Says:

      Had a fantastic time yesterday cooking one of his classic dishes for the event – Coq au Vin.

      http://anyoneforseconds.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/coq-au-vin-a-tribute-to-keith-floyd/

      Hope everyone else had as much fun as we did :)

    23. Wen Says:

      So excited about this fabulous event! Here's my Kenyan Goat Feast contribution. Looking forward to the roundup!

      http://www.goingwithmygut.com/going_with_my_gut/2009/10/kenyan-goat-feast—-for-farewell-floyd-food-blogging-event-1.html

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