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tlr online
15-09-09, 22:23
Anyone who remembers this flamboyant TV chef is hardly likely to forget him. Another legend sails on by. :(

The biggest names in TV cooking have paid tribute to the pioneer of the modern show, Keith Floyd, who has died after a heart attack at the age of 65. Jamie Oliver said Floyd had been "not just one of the best, he was the best television chef", and Nigel Slater said his shows had been "a joy to watch".

Floyd found fame in the 1980s, hosting shows filmed around the world with wine-glass in hand and huge enthusiasm. He enjoyed a last meal of oysters, shrimp and partridge, with champagne. Heston Blumenthal said he had forever "changed the path" of food programmes.

His eccentric, often shambolic style of presentation endeared him to millions of viewers worldwide. "Keith Floyd was responsible for helping to break down many of the barriers of cooking," said Slater.



tlr online
15-09-09, 22:24
Ah. Glad it's already been mentioned.