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RIP Keith Floyd
I was dismayed, but nor surprised, to hear today about the death of the adorable Keith Floyd. Sadly he was not a vegetarian, or indeed really had much affinity with vegetarianism. However despite that I always found his cookery programmes to be riveting, entertaining, and sometimes educational. The series on Italy was of course my favourite.

There really was no one else quite like him. As a cook his expertise was non-existent. Nevertheless whilst his culinary skills may have been lacking, his enthusiasm for the food, wine (always plenty of wine!), culture and people of the countries he visited was not. The Bologna programme, in which he “cooked” Ravioli in the central piazza in the pouring rain, was absolutely amazing. Interestingly enough, you can see that he put aside the one miserable ‘raviolo’ past parcel that he made, whilst keeping the fresh pasta that he bought from the delicatessen.

He will be missed, though I have to say I don’t think I would have wanted to eat anything he cooked.