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    Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 11:03 pm
    Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 11:03 pm Post #1 - September 17th, 2009, 11:03 pm
    Keith Floyd hailed as a champion of fish

    I recall watching his program in the 1980's. Pretty much by the end of most episodes, he was pretty drunk. I learned a lot about fish from watching his show. If I only lived on the English Channel, instead of Chicago, I might have been inspired to replicate his efforts. Far too often the fish he was introducing to the English public was either fed to cats or exported into Europe. It was rarely eaten domestically, which he considered quite shameful.

    He was a fish enthusiast. He was very persuasive in pleading the case there was more to fish than those fried with chips without sounding pedantic.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 11:22 pm
    Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 11:22 pm Post #2 - September 17th, 2009, 11:22 pm
    Floyd was fun, witty and informative without resorting to props, tricks and dumbing-down-to-idiocy.

    In other words, he was a massive counterweight to the vast majority of today's t.v. chefs.

    He'll be greatly missed!
  • Post #3 - September 18th, 2009, 12:02 am
    Post #3 - September 18th, 2009, 12:02 am Post #3 - September 18th, 2009, 12:02 am
    I always loved his shows. Not only were they funny and informative, but he seemed to be havinga genuinely good time cooking and swilling wine. It was unfortunate that he hadn't done much TV lately. Apparently he was too talented for the Food Network.
  • Post #4 - September 18th, 2009, 7:48 am
    Post #4 - September 18th, 2009, 7:48 am Post #4 - September 18th, 2009, 7:48 am
    HI,

    Was he ever on the Food Network? Was he on PBS or only cable? I fired cable from our household in the early 90's. I clearly remember seeing him in the 1980's, then almost never since the 90's. I left cable pre-Food Network, so I may have seen him on Bravo.

    I noticed last night there are episodes or episode fragments on the internet. It will allow me to enjoy him once more.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - September 18th, 2009, 8:18 am
    Post #5 - September 18th, 2009, 8:18 am Post #5 - September 18th, 2009, 8:18 am
    HI,

    I'll never forget him invading a very small restaurant kitchen in France, letching at the cook and actually cooking a meal. He was hilarious and always seemed drunk.

    Tim
  • Post #6 - September 18th, 2009, 8:23 am
    Post #6 - September 18th, 2009, 8:23 am Post #6 - September 18th, 2009, 8:23 am
    Was he ever on the Food Network? Was he on PBS or only cable? I fired cable from our household in the early 90's. I clearly remember seeing him in the 1980's, then almost never since the 90's. I left cable pre-Food Network, so I may have seen him on Bravo.


    I am pretty sure he was on PBS. That's where I saw him anyway in pre FN time. Don't know if early FN might have picked up the shows.A year or two ago, the Travel Channel ran a series of shows he did from Italy, and I think there may have been some other countries as well.
  • Post #7 - September 18th, 2009, 8:54 am
    Post #7 - September 18th, 2009, 8:54 am Post #7 - September 18th, 2009, 8:54 am
    Youtube has plenty of old "Floyd on..." bits including this true gem.

    (While I certainly understand the gist of what she's saying, I'd happily study a few years of French only to catch the nuances of what she really expresses...)
  • Post #8 - September 18th, 2009, 11:18 am
    Post #8 - September 18th, 2009, 11:18 am Post #8 - September 18th, 2009, 11:18 am
    Tim wrote:HI,

    I'll never forget him invading a very small restaurant kitchen in France, letching at the cook and actually cooking a meal. He was hilarious and always seemed drunk.

    Tim

    The Tribune obit said he had his driver's license suspended for 32 months for having a blood-alcohol 3.5 times the legal limit.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #9 - September 18th, 2009, 1:02 pm
    Post #9 - September 18th, 2009, 1:02 pm Post #9 - September 18th, 2009, 1:02 pm
    This is truly sad. While I watched Julia Child and Graham Kerr as a child, I was a young adult when I 'discovered' Keith Floyd and as such, he had a profound effect on who I became, culinarily speaking. Floyd on Food was a fantastic show, which managed to deftly mix Floyd's brilliant wit with loads of salient information about food/cooking and gorgeous, tantalizing images. The concept of cooking a regionally-relevant meal in exchange for the use of a local kitchen is a great one that was way ahead of its time. And you couldn't help but love it when Floyd took time out from his cooking, frequently, for 'a slurp.' :D

    He will be missed.

    =R=
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  • Post #10 - March 30th, 2013, 9:08 am
    Post #10 - March 30th, 2013, 9:08 am Post #10 - March 30th, 2013, 9:08 am
    Hi,

    The other night, Floyd on Fish popped up in my mind. No where near access to the internet, I noted to myself to check if youtube.com had any of his old episodes. An inspiration from a recent find of Frugal Gourmet episodes on there.

    Sure enough, there are Floyd on Fish episodes there.



    Uploaded on Aug 21, 2009
    Chef Keith Floyd is in France to demonstrate the best way to cook the world's best fish stew. Brilliant food video from classic BBC cookery show 'Floyd on Fish'. Watch more high quality videos on the Food YouTube channel from BBC Worldwide here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcfood

    Who knew there was a whole youtube channel devoted to bbcfood. Brilliant!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #11 - March 25th, 2019, 2:23 pm
    Post #11 - March 25th, 2019, 2:23 pm Post #11 - March 25th, 2019, 2:23 pm
    Hi,

    This afternoon on youtube, the television has been playing New Scandinavian Cooking. It drifted to Keith Floyd's series I never saw: Floyd's Fjord Fiesta.

    Like our host on New Scandinavian Cooking, Floyd is cooking outside in whatever conditions he encounters. The episode running now, he has a free ride on a ship. Like all free things, there is a catch: cooking for the ship's captains and senior officers.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast

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