Farewell Floyd: Food Blogging Event

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.



  1. Fiona Beckett
    September 17, 2009 / 9:48 pm

    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
    September 17, 2009 / 10:19 pm

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

  3. colehillkitchen
    September 18, 2009 / 8:40 am

    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
    September 18, 2009 / 2:55 pm

    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
    September 18, 2009 / 4:33 pm

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

  6. Janice
    September 18, 2009 / 8:52 pm

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 7:45 am

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 8:49 am

    Great idea!

  9. Julia
    September 19, 2009 / 12:47 pm

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

  10. spike
    September 19, 2009 / 2:15 pm

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 8:00 pm

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 9:04 pm

    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
    September 19, 2009 / 9:13 pm

    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
    September 21, 2009 / 9:39 pm

    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
    September 22, 2009 / 8:12 am

    Can't wait to see what everyone does!!

  17. Julia
    September 28, 2009 / 8:27 pm

    Great entry Tamara!

  18. Ailbhe
    October 18, 2009 / 1:01 pm

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

  19. Springtime
    October 20, 2009 / 6:48 am

    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!

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