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Thread: RIP Keith Floyd

  1. #1
    Steve Y Guest

    Default RIP Keith Floyd

    The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    Seems like he went after having had a enjoyable day, probably the best
    way to go. One of my favourite clips of his was the time in France when
    he got put in his place when trying to make a regional omelette
    speciality in a French lady's kitchen (piperade ?).

    Telegraph obit < http://tinyurl.com/qrwqam

    Steve
    www.lovelycolour.com

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y wrote:

    > The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.


    Never heard of him.

    -sw

  3. #3
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 06:00:02 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Steve Y wrote:
    >
    >> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    >
    >Never heard of him.
    >
    >

    Steve, how long have you been comatose?

    Keith Floyd was one if the few foodtv personalities that was
    entertaining and could actually cook real food without a
    recipe/instructions... I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of his shows.

    Hoist a glass of red for his journey:
    http://www.floydonline.co.uk/index.php

  4. #4
    Steve Y Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    Most of my life

    brooklyn1 wrote:

    > Steve, how long have you been comatose?


  5. #5
    graham Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:89ux4lrc143$.[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y wrote:
    >
    >> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    >
    > Never heard of him.
    >
    > -sw


    Presumably, you didn't watch FoodTV in the 90s.
    Graham



  6. #6
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >
    > Keith Floyd was one if the few foodtv personalities that was
    > entertaining and could actually cook real food without a
    > recipe/instructions... I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of his shows.


    He had some good shows. I remember watching them way back when with my
    Mom - sometimes we would laugh out loud at his antics.

    >
    > Hoist a glass of red for his journey:
    > http://www.floydonline.co.uk/index.php



    Yep, he liked a glass of red (or three)...

    <Cathy hoists a glass>

    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  7. #7
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    Steve Y wrote:

    >> Steve, how long have you been comatose?


    > Most of my life


    LOL, he was referring to Sqwertz, aka Steve Wertz
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano



  8. #8
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd


    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Np7sm.10109$[email protected]..
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> Keith Floyd was one if the few foodtv personalities that was
    >> entertaining and could actually cook real food without a
    >> recipe/instructions... I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of his shows.

    >
    > He had some good shows. I remember watching them way back when with my
    > Mom - sometimes we would laugh out loud at his antics.
    >
    >>
    >> Hoist a glass of red for his journey:
    >> http://www.floydonline.co.uk/index.php

    >
    >
    > Yep, he liked a glass of red (or three)...
    >
    > <Cathy hoists a glass>



    He loved his "little slurps." I loved his shows. By the end of them he was
    totally wasted. He did seem to really have fun. He could be really
    obnoxious, though. Never missed an episode if I could help it.

    Paul



  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:13:37 GMT, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 06:00:02 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Steve Y wrote:
    >>
    >>> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    >>
    >>Never heard of him.
    >>
    >>

    > Steve, how long have you been comatose?
    >
    > Keith Floyd was one if the few foodtv personalities that was
    > entertaining and could actually cook real food without a
    > recipe/instructions... I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of his shows.


    I have honestly never seen or heard of him.

    -sw

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:56:05 -0600, graham wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <swertz@cluemail.[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:89ux4lrc143$.[email protected]..
    >> On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y wrote:
    >>
    >>> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    >>
    >> Never heard of him.

    >
    > Presumably, you didn't watch FoodTV in the 90s.


    I was watching food TV since... '98 or so.

    -sw

  11. #11
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:31:35 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:56:05 -0600, graham wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:89ux4lrc143$.[email protected]..
    >>> On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.
    >>>
    >>> Never heard of him.

    >>
    >> Presumably, you didn't watch FoodTV in the 90s.

    >
    >I was watching food TV since... '98 or so.
    >
    >-sw


    I first saw him in the early 90s on Public TV in Pittsburgh. We moved
    to Cow Hill in 93, so it was very early in the 90s that I saw him. He
    was very funny and always seemed to get pretty blasted on red wine by
    the time dinner was done. There was a series called "Floyd on OZ" I
    saw, and I also remember several episodes from other series, as well.
    I recall him making dinner on the kitchen of a fishing boat in the
    North Sea, for example.

    He was funny, clever, often silly, held his wine reasonably well, and
    cooked with local ingredients and techniques with apparent skill and
    obvious enthusiasm.

    Maybe some of his videos are available via Netflix. I know there are
    clips on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evm30HTbD0 &
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx8tFccxY74
    --

    modom

  12. #12
    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Np7sm.10109$[email protected]..
    >> brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Keith Floyd was one if the few foodtv personalities that was
    >>> entertaining and could actually cook real food without a
    >>> recipe/instructions... I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of his shows.

    >> He had some good shows. I remember watching them way back when with my
    >> Mom - sometimes we would laugh out loud at his antics.
    >>
    >>> Hoist a glass of red for his journey:
    >>> http://www.floydonline.co.uk/index.php

    >>
    >> Yep, he liked a glass of red (or three)...
    >>
    >> <Cathy hoists a glass>

    >
    >
    > He loved his "little slurps." I loved his shows. By the end of them he was
    > totally wasted. He did seem to really have fun. He could be really
    > obnoxious, though. Never missed an episode if I could help it.


    Ahhh rats. I really liked him too, what a character. I have 3 or so of
    his cookbooks. He did like his tipple, didn't he? He made the
    Galloping Gourmet look like a Quaker.

    TammyM

  13. #13
    bob in nz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd


    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y <[email protected]>
    shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.
    >
    >Seems like he went after having had a enjoyable day, probably the best
    >way to go. One of my favourite clips of his was the time in France when
    >he got put in his place when trying to make a regional omelette
    >speciality in a French lady's kitchen (piperade ?).
    >
    >Telegraph obit < http://tinyurl.com/qrwqam
    >
    >Steve
    >www.lovelycolour.com


    His show and Hudson & Halls were my early favourites. Probably because
    all of them loved their vino and became more and more sloshed as the
    show progressed.

    Like Keith Floyd, Peter Hudson and David Halls could be acerbic and a
    tad nasty, but easily forgiven.


    --

    una cerveza mas por favor ...

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wax-up and drop-in of Surfing's Golden Years: <http://www.surfwriter.net>
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~

  14. #14
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    In article <386sm.41453$[email protected]>,
    "graham" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:89ux4lrc143$.[email protected]..
    > > On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y wrote:
    > >
    > >> The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.

    > >
    > > Never heard of him.
    > >
    > > -sw

    >
    > Presumably, you didn't watch FoodTV in the 90s.


    Although I have noted that the cooks on Canadian FoodTV aren't all the
    same as the US FoodTV. I think that Dave Smith has a favorite cook on
    FoodTV. I couldn't find her. She's only on the Canadian FoodTV. Dave
    sees her because he lives in Canada.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  15. #15
    bob in nz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd


    On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:09:19 +1200, bob in nz
    <[email protected]> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >
    >On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:15:48 +0200, Steve Y <[email protected]>
    >shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    >>The guy that first brought entertainment to TV cooking in the UK.
    >>
    >>Seems like he went after having had a enjoyable day, probably the best
    >>way to go. One of my favourite clips of his was the time in France when
    >>he got put in his place when trying to make a regional omelette
    >>speciality in a French lady's kitchen (piperade ?).
    >>
    >>Telegraph obit < http://tinyurl.com/qrwqam
    >>
    >>Steve
    >>www.lovelycolour.com

    >
    >His show and Hudson & Halls were my early favourites. Probably because
    >all of them loved their vino and became more and more sloshed as the
    >show progressed.
    >
    >Like Keith Floyd, Peter Hudson and David Halls could be acerbic and a
    >tad nasty, but easily forgiven.


    Just in case you weren't around for Hudson & Halls:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RLataDaKRA

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_and_Halls

    The food in their restaurant on Jervois Road in inner-city Auckland's
    Herne Bay was superb and their antics legendary.


    --

    una cerveza mas por favor ...

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wax-up and drop-in of Surfing's Golden Years: <http://www.surfwriter.net>
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~

  16. #16
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: RIP Keith Floyd

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:34:15 -0500, modom (palindrome guy) wrote:

    > I first saw him in the early 90s on Public TV in Pittsburgh.


    And I never saw in the 17 years I lived in Pittsburgh, either :-)

    -sw

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