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Keith Floyd, the greatest TV chef ever - Bill Knott

Features | By Bill Knott

Cheers! Keith Floyd launching BBC TV’s Floyd on Oz, 1991

Keith Floyd embodied the conviviality we are craving

We may not be entirely at liberty, but at least most of us are out on parole. A distinctly unconvivial three months is drawing to a close, and we are free to go to restaurants again … well, those that have survived. Even before lockdown, the mid-market, casual-dining bloodbath had shuttered thousands of sites – Jamie’s Italian, Byron and Café Rouge among them – but no business can stay afloat without customers, and even some Michelin-starred restaurants – The Ledbury and Indian Accent, for example – will, sadly, not reopen their doors. ...

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