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Keith Floyd needs no introduction; His television programmes and books combining cookery and travel together with his special brand of humour and knowledge made him essential viewing and reading.
Floyd (28 December 1943 – 14 September 2009) wrote a total of 34 during his life and presented 19 'Floyd' series with an average audience of 4 million viewers per programme, TV series sales Worldwide reach over 40 countries.
After leaving Wellington school in Somerset he became a journalist in Bristol, but after watching the film 'Zulu' he decided to join the army. He became a 2nd lieutenant in the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment then stationed in Germany.
It was in the army that he persuaded the officers mess cook to experiment with various kinds of recipes and produced for the officers mess table 'Gigot d'agneau Romarin' rather than just roast lamb and two veg, Floyd nights in the mess were something special. After leaving the Army he then worked in London and France as a barman, dishwasher, vegetable peeler and many other kitchen duties. By 1971 Keith Floyd owned three restaurants in Bristol, eventually he sold up, bought a boat called 'Flirty' and spent two years with friends cruising the Med'. In France he exported wine to the UK and imported antiques to France before opening another restaurant near Avignon in France, then in 1991 he bought Floyd’s Inn in Tuckenhay Devon sold up in 1996 moved to Kinsale in Ireland then in 1997 moved to Marbella in Spain and in 2000 moved to the south of France.
Floyd passed away aged 65 on Monday 14 September 2009 of a heart attack.