Stirred But Not Shaken: The Autobiography
by Keith Floyd
In this book, Britain's most colourful chef serves up a deliciously entertaining account of his sweet and sour (and crazy) life. He was the first ... Show synopsis In this book, Britain's most colourful chef serves up a deliciously entertaining account of his sweet and sour (and crazy) life. 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 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. Although on camera he often seemed sozzled, he was in fact meticulous about his preparation, delivery and cooking at all times. In his honest and revealing memoir, Keith reflects on the ups and downs of his career, and the fortunes won and lost. He also presents an intelligent analysis of fame and how it can destroy, and delivers a unique study of the showbiz characters he encountered, good and bad. Above all, the much-loved, often copied Keith Floyd whooshes the reader through his adventures, from the hilarious to the downright lunatic. This is a must-read for anyone who loves life, food, women...and a quick slurp.