Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography

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Pan Macmillan, 2010 - Cooks - 352 pages
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He was the first celebrity chef, the swashbuckling cook who crossed the high seas, on a BBC budget, communicating his love of food to millions of viewers. Make a wonderful dish and have a bloody good time: that was the criteria of Keith Floyd`s mission (a mission that lasted several decades). Along the way he inspired a generation of men to get into the kitchen.

After starting out in a hotel kitchen in Bristol, he made and lost fortunes, was married four times, and dealt with a level of fame that bemused him. Now, in his honest and revealing memoir, completed just before he died, Keith reflects on the ups and downs of his career. Above all, the much loved, often copied, Keith Floyd whooshes the reader through his adventures, from the hilarious to the downright lunatic.

As irrepressible, funny and charming as Keith himself, Stirred But Not Shaken is a must-read for anyone who loves life, food, women... and a quick slurp.

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Review: Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography

User Review  - Dave Woodley - Goodreads

A cracking read about the original TV chef, a genuine character and bon viveur, but also shot through with much sadness. Four times married and several times bankrupt he rarely allowed life to keep ... Read full review

Review: Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A good read, although it will make you want a nice glass of red or a G&T whilst reading it. Some might find it slightly scatter-brained with random flashbacks, but that adds to it's genuineness as Floyd's autobiography. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Keith Floyd was a highly acclaimed and influential chef whose groundbreaking television series not only changed the way cookery programmes were made, but introduced a nation to the joys of food. He made more than twenty series and authored over twenty-five books. In later years he lived quietly in France. He died on 14 September 2009.

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